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From Jörn Kottmann <kottm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: next release of UIMA base SDK
Date Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:28:48 GMT
On 10/4/11 5:16 PM, Jens Grivolla wrote:
> On 10/04/2011 04:12 PM, Jörn Kottmann wrote:
>
>> Are there any users which need a bug fix or a feature in the next Cas
>> Editor release?
>
> One thing that would be interesting for us is better handling of 
> relations between annotations.  Right now it is very difficult to have 
> annotations that reference other annotations, e.g. for syntactic or 
> semantic relations between text segments.
>
> We currently use Callisto (http://callisto.mitre.org/) for some 
> annotation tasks where we need such "chains", but would much prefer to 
> be able to do it in UIMA.
>
> A special case of this are annotations that are used solely to relate 
> other annotations, but don't themselves correspond to a text segment 
> (maybe we should even derive from TOP instead of Annotation as "begin" 
> and "end" are not really meaningful). These would need to show up in a 
> list of annotations, even though they are not "in the text", and we 
> would need a way to add an annotation without selecting a text span.

Sorry for my late reply. You can use the Feature Structure View, which 
is able to show you Feature Structures of any type.
Did you try that?

Do you have a suggestion how the UI should be?

Jörn

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