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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: Watson powered by UIMA
Date Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:38:44 GMT
I posted a news item re: the ASF announcement, with a link to it, under "News"
on the uima.apache.org site.

A shorter version of the link to this is http://s.apache.org/WJ3

Also, an interesting q & a on Watson is here:
http://blog.reddit.com/2011/02/ibm-watson-research-team-answers-your.html

Cheers. -Marshall

On 2/24/2011 11:59 AM, Ted Pedersen wrote:
> Greetings all,
>
> The following is a rather nice summary that highlights the use of both
> UIMA and Hadoop in Watson.
>
> http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/apache-innovation-bolsters-ibms-smartest-machine-on-earth-in-first-ever-man-vs-machine-competition-on-jeopardy-quiz-show-116151274.html
>
> This also mentions UIMA and Hadoop, and gives some hardware details...
>
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/21/ibm_watson_qa_system/
>
> But my favorite part is Prolog. :) Dear old rumply lovable Prolog. PROLOG!
>
> I looked around the apache UIMA site and didn't see anything specific
> about supporting Prolog though - is that included in the generic UIMA
> or is this some specific IBM add-on?
>
> Thanks!
> Ted
>
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Marshall Schor <msa@schor.com> wrote:
>> Also, on the uima.apache.org website, on the left, is a link "powered by UIMA"
>> which links to this page: http://cwiki.apache.org/UIMA/powered-by-apache-uima.html
>>
>> That page, in turn, has a link to UIMA's use in Watson.
>>
>> -Marshall
>>
>> On 2/23/2011 10:55 PM, Philip Ogren wrote:
>>> This may be of interest to folks on this list even if somewhat off-topic and
>>> probably well-known:
>>>
>>> Watson is powered by 10 racks of IBM Power 750 servers running Linux, and
>>> uses 15 terabytes of RAM, 2,880 processor cores and is capable of operating
>>> at 80 teraflops. Watson was written in mostly Java but also significant
>>> chunks of code are written C++ and Prolog, all components are deployed and
>>> integrated using UIMA.
>>>
>>> http://blog.reddit.com/2011/02/ibm-watson-research-team-answers-your.html
>>>
>>> A nice answer to the question "does UIMA scale?"
>>>
>
>

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