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From james.d.ba...@gmail.com
Subject Re: Passing additional parameters through to CPE components
Date Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:22:36 GMT
But you can only override something you’ve predefined. I want to specify something that I
can’t predefine...

On 24 Jul 2014, at 18:55, Eddie Epstein <eaepstein@gmail.com> wrote:

> Right, the only way for "encompassing" descriptors (like aggregates or
> CPE)  to effect configuration parameters is via overrides.
> Eddie
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM, <james.d.baker@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think you’ve misunderstood my question - I’m not asking whether I can
>> override defined parameters, I’m asking if I can provide additional
>> configuration parameters that aren’t defined in a descriptor file. Let me
>> give an example:
>> MyCollectionReader.xml defines the following properties:
>>        folder [String] - The folder to process files from
>>        classname [String] - The qualified class name of a class
>> implementing my ContentExtractor interface
>> MyCpe.xml uses MyCollectionReader.xml and provides the following
>> properties, including some that MyContentExtractor uses but aren’t defined
>> above:
>>        folder - /opt/test
>>        classname - test.MyContentExtractor
>>        baseUrl - http://www.example.com
>> The parameter baseUrl, although it is specified in the MyCpe.xml file,
>> isn’t defined in MyCollectionReader.xml because it is specific to the
>> MyContentExtractor class and not necessarily known at design time. However,
>> UIMA isn’t passing it through to UimaContext presumably because it isn’t
>> defined in the MyCollectionReader.xml.
>> Hope that helps clear it up.
>> On 24 Jul 2014, at 14:51, Eddie Epstein <eaepstein@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> A CPE descriptor can override configuration parameters defined in any
>>> integrated components.
>>> Documentation a little bit below
>> http://uima.apache.org/d/uimaj-2.6.0/references.html#ugr.ref.xml.cpe_descriptor.descriptor.cas_processors.individual
>>> <configurationParameterSettings> Element
>>> This element provides a way to override the contained Analysis Engine's
>>> parameters settings. Any entry specified here must already be defined;
>>> values specified replace the corresponding values for each parameter. For
>>> Cas Processors, this mechanism is only available when they are deployed
>> in “
>>> integrated” mode. For Collection Readers and Initializers, it always is
>>> available.
>>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:19 AM, James Baker <james.d.baker@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Is it possible to provide additional configuration parameters in a CPE
>>>> descriptor XML file that aren't specified in the annotator/collection
>>>> reader descriptor XML file?
>>>> I have a collection reader that accepts the classname of a class to use
>> to
>>>> do the content extraction as a parameter. This works fine, but I'd like
>> to
>>>> be able to pass additional parameters to the content extractor via the
>> XML.
>>>> The parameters will be dependant on the content extractor though, so I
>>>> can't specify them in the collection reader descriptor. For example,
>>>> ContentExtractor1 might need a parameter 'encoding', and
>> ContentExtractor2
>>>> might need a parameter 'baseUrl'.
>>>> I have been able to achieve this with UimaFIT by creating the collection
>>>> reader without the XML and injecting the parameters, but when I try and
>> do
>>>> it from the XML file the parameters don't make it through to my content
>>>> extractor (I pass the UimaContext object through to the content
>> extractor).
>>>> I suspect they might be being ignored by UIMA because they aren't in the
>>>> descriptor. How can I work around this?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> James

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