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From David Kincaid <kincaid.d...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: cTAKES and UMLS web service
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:40:39 GMT
It should be noted that NIH already has a UMLS web service:

- Dave

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 3:17 PM, David Donohue <dd@daviddonohue.com> wrote:

> @Jay
> Agreed cloud hosting is the way to go.  What advantages do you see with
> Project Atomic over others like PaaS?
> @Taposh
> So kind of you to offer to help with hosting.  Let's collaborate!
> Considerations would be licensing and also cost.  Is anyone aware of any
> special licensing considerations that would apply if we were to host cTAKES
> (and UMLS) as a public web service?
> I just reread the cTAKES and UMLS license agreements.  I am no legal expert
> but I did not see anything to prohibit this.
> Would we need to issue API keys to ascertain that users had signed off on
> our (Apache + UMLS) terms?
> I am profoundly ignorant of cTAKES as well.  I have never set it up or even
> used it.  After installation we would need to expose it in a Rest web
> service.  Many considerations there (DoS attacks, etc).  Recommendations
> welcome!
> Does it make sense to anyone to concomitantly expose search of UMLS as a
> webservice?  Would this require a separate Solr/Elasticsearch instance?
> Dave Donohue

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