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From "Chen, Pei" <Pei.C...@childrens.harvard.edu>
Subject RE: Creating Runnable .JARs From A Subset of cTAKES Maven Modules
Date Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:38:40 GMT
Hi Robert,

Are you planning to a process to build everything from source?
Or were you planning to have a build process that combines the ctakes-*** jars with your custom
application jars?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Spurrier [mailto:robert.spurrier@explorys.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 9:27 AM
> To: dev@ctakes.apache.org
> Subject: Creating Runnable .JARs From A Subset of cTAKES Maven Modules
> Good Morning!
> I am trying to use cTAKES tools on a distributed computing platform. I would
> rather not ship the entire compiled cTAKES package (~1.5 Gb) out to the
> shared cache when I only need a few annotators and their resources at a
> time.
> I should first mention that I am not very familiar with Maven. I recently
> upgraded cTAKES from v 2.5.0, where I was configuring smaller pipelines
> using ant build files. This process was cumbersome however, and I can
> appreciate the new modular Maven project layout.  I just do not know how
> to effectively utilize it in a way that is flexible.
> Does anyone have any advice on how I can package subsets of cTAKES
> annotator modules and their dependencies/resources, so  I can create
> 'thinner' custom pipelines that are geared towards specific tasks?
> For example, I might ultimately want a pipeline .JAR that contains the tools to
> RegEx Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction measurements from free text. In
> such a .JAR I would not need any of the dictionary resources or negation
> annotators, so they could be excluded.
> It looks like I could create Maven assembly plugin descriptors to generate
> these custom .JARs, but I would like to see if anyone here has any
> advice/caveats before I pursue this route.
> Thanks,
> Robert Spurrier

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