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From Karthik Sarma <ksa...@ksarma.com>
Subject Re: move ytex annotators to ctakes.apache.org?
Date Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:04:18 GMT
This would be quite valuable -- in particular, ytex's annotation database
connection is much easier to use than what ships with cTAKES. There are a
fair number of other advantages, and I think they'd all be very valuable!

Karthik Sarma
UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program Class of 20??
Member, UCLA Medical Imaging & Informatics Lab
Member, CA Delegation to the House of Delegates of the American Medical
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On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 5:50 AM, vijay garla <vngarla@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello All,
> I'd like to contribute ytex to ctakes.  YTEX's main feature is the
> ability to store *any* ctakes (or uima) annotation in a relational
> database (in a relational format), and the ability to export these
> annotations to ML packages (weka, libsvm, matlab, R).  All of this is
> purely declarative/via configuration.
> In addtion, Ytex provides the following:
> * Negation Detection with Negex
> * SegmentRegexAnnotator - section detection with regular expressions
> * NamedEntityRegexAnnotator - named entity detection with regular
> expressions
> * Sentence Splitter - modified ctakes sentence splitter making
> sentence split patterns configurable (not hardcoded to \n)
> YTEX currently works with ctakes 2.5; I would like to upgrade it to
> the latest ctakes, and if the community is interested, contribute to
> ctakes.apache.org.
> A licensing question: YTEX uses Spring (apache 2.0 license), Hibernate
> (lgpl 2.1), & weka (gpl).  Are there any issues with including these?
> Cheers
> vj

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