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From "Dligach, Dmitriy" <Dmitriy.Dlig...@childrens.harvard.edu>
Subject Re: OpenNLP VS UIMA, general question.
Date Tue, 19 May 2015 14:55:53 GMT
I am also not fully clear on what’s being asked here, but I want to point out that OpenNLP
provides some UIMA wrappers (if I remember correctly).

Some links are available here:



Dmitriy (Dima) Dligach, Ph.D.
Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
(617) 651-0397

On May 19, 2015, at 9:52, Miller, Timothy <Timothy.Miller@childrens.harvard.edu> wrote:

I'm not totally sure I understand your question. But if you are asking
if it's possible to use the clinical-trained OpenNLP models released
with cTAKES without using UIMA, yes, it should be possible. Some of the
cTAKES modules simply wrap OpenNLP APIs, and convert the
POS-tagged/Chunked/Parsed output into the UIMA typesystem.

Or are you asking if you can write a UIMA annotator that consumes
OpenNLP annotations rather than cTAKES' UIMA-based annotations? That is
possible too, though would definitely add complexity to a UIMA pipeline.


On 05/19/2015 10:08 AM, Damir Olejar wrote:
To whom it may concern,

I would like to ask whether it is possible to have a code written for
OpenNLP and then, if necessary, integrate it with UIMA.  Furthermore, is it
possible to go from UIMA to OpenNLP ? For example, I am interested in a
medical analysis with cTakes, but I cannot find a way how to do it using
only the OpenNLP.

The reason why I want to rely on OpenNLP as much as possible, is simply due
to a complexity of applications I am developing, and UIMA would simply
complicate everything without a necessity.

Thank you kindly for your answers!

Damir Olejar

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