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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: Aligning the Cas Editor nature name
Date Mon, 05 Oct 2009 02:19:15 GMT


Jörn Kottmann wrote:
> Marshall Schor wrote:
>> Should the "nature" for enabling the Cas Editor,
>> <nature>org.apache.uima.caseditor.NLPProject</nature> be better
>> specified as org.apache.uima.CasEditor?   
> That would break backward compatibility and since
> I planned to completely refactor/rewrite the project model code
> I would prefer to rename it then after the 2.3.0 release.
OK. -Marshall
>> Here's my thinking:  UIMA in general is used for "unstructured
>> information" - which may be text / language related, or may be other
>> kinds of things, such as image data, audio recordings, etc., not related
>> to "NLP" - Natural Language Processing.  The Cas Editor (I think) is
>> able to look at and edit CASes that may have nothing to do with Natural
>> Language Processing (is this right?).
>>   
> Yes, I planned to add support for other SOFA types than plain/text
> e.g. for images. Image support together with multi SOFA support could
> be used to inspect/display a CAS which contains a scanned page as image
> and the OCRed text.
>
> Jörn
>
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