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From "Aaron LaBella (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-11694) Remove extremely outdated UIMA contrib module
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMT

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Aaron LaBella commented on SOLR-11694:
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Apace UIMA 3.0 is in alpha state, and it'll probably be a long time before a.) its an actual
3.0 release and b.) anyone out there actually adopts it.  2.10.2 is the latest and its from
February of 2018.  I'm really not sure why we're pulling a feature out of Solr that has to
be used out there by several people.  What harm does it have to keep it there?  We're saving
7MB of space??  I don't actively follow the Solr mailing list and I'm not sure just because
no one responded in ~6 months that you can safely assume that the entire community doesn't
use UIMA.  I feel strongly that this is not the right decision here.  If you want to clean
up, I'd agree, remove the AlchemyAPI, OpenCalais, and Tagger.  Upgrade uima-core 2.3.1 to
2.10.2 and keep the rest of the Solr/UIMA classes – they work just fine.  There's no reason
to pull this contrib project.

> Remove extremely outdated UIMA contrib module
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-11694
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-11694
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: Public(Default Security Level. Issues are Public) 
>          Components: contrib - UIMA
>            Reporter: Cassandra Targett
>            Assignee: Alexandre Rafalovitch
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: 7.5, master (8.0)
>
>         Attachments: SOLR-11694.patch
>
>
> A user on the [solr-user mailing list back in June|https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/lucene-solr-user/201706.mbox/%3CCANsk%2BC_PvZJ38AQ2VfzKRYSQn6c8b33kGvaXxR3qNS3GQ4VUKA%40mail.gmail.com%3E]
brought up the fact that IBM has bought Alchemy and keys are no longer available to use Solr's
UIMA contrib.
> Someone recently made a [similar comment|https://lucene.apache.org/solr/guide/7_1/uima-integration.html#comment_7174]
to the Solr Ref Guide page and asking for a patch.
> I know next to nothing about UIMA, but figured it's worth an issue to determine what
to do here. I think folks are saying it's no longer usable? Or maybe only usable by people
who already have keys (which will possibly expire at some point)?
> Anyone have an idea what needs to be done here? It seems we should have some kind of
answer, but if it's no longer usable perhaps we should retire the contrib.



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