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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: A light raodmap proposal for UIMA addons
Date Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:02:09 GMT
Hi Tommaso, and thank you for leading this :-)

The stuff on new distr system:  see this earlier email: 
http://markmail.org/message/m2pulezchutdirwl

Cheers. -Marshall
On 11/20/2012 3:04 AM, Tommaso Teofili wrote:
> First of all thank you all for the feedback :)
>
> @Erik: I think your patch would be extremely useful, if you're up to it I
> would be happy to apply it.
>
> @Richard: thanks for the useful report, I am with you when we talk about
> experienced UIMA developers (e.g. like you at DKPro are) but in my
> experience newcomers often just look at the project website and, even if we
> have a lot of nice documentation, I think we loose those users who are just
> looking for "something to do language detection".
>
> @Peter/Marshall: I can take care of the addons stuff even though I'm not
> that experienced in every single component.
>
> @Marshall: what do you mean exactly to migrate to the new distribution
> system ? Regarding Eclipse plugins I think it applies less to the addons
> stuff, or maybe just to TextMarker.
>
> Looking forward to your comments,
> Tommaso
>
>
>
> 2012/11/19 Marshall Schor <msa@schor.com>
>
>> A few other things for the "roadmap":
>>
>> - migrating the distribution system to the new Apache way (required by end
>> of
>> year !)
>> - updating the build of Eclipse plugins for P2 and perhaps Tycho style
>> - updating our m2e environment to current levels of m2e and writing the
>> needed
>> additional metadata needed to get that to work well
>>
>> -Marshall
>> On 11/18/2012 6:36 PM, Marshall Schor wrote:
>>> Sounds good to me, +1.
>>>
>>> The main thing will be to get volunteers to do the updates, on
>> approximately the
>>> road map schedule.
>>>
>>> I think the NLP tasks could be seeded by harvesting our mailing lists
>> for useful
>>> nuggets.
>>>
>>> Of course, another thing could be to get someone to write a book
>> covering these
>>> topics.
>>>
>>> -Marshall
>>>
>>>
>>> On 11/18/2012 3:10 AM, Tommaso Teofili wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> currently I don't think we have a proper roadmap on the addons
>> development
>>>> so I'd like to propose one.
>>>>
>>>> Some of the addons are based on some other libraries (e.g. Lucene, Solr,
>>>> Tika, etc.) so the first thing I'd like to do is gradually update those
>> to
>>>> newly released major versions; these touches:
>>>> - TikaAnnotator : currently at 0.7, migrate to 1.2 and make a release
>>>> - Lucas : currently at 2.9.3, migrate to 3.6 / 4.x and maybe make one
>>>> release each (because of API / index change from 3.x to 4.x)
>>>> - Solrcas : currently at 3.1, migrate to 3.6 / 4.x and maybe make one
>>>> release each (because of API / index change from 3.x to 4.x)
>>>>
>>>> The following addons providing services from external services may need
>> an
>>>> update as well in order to get latest features
>>>> - OpenCalaisAnnotator
>>>> - AlchemyAPIAnnotator
>>>> then release each of them
>>>>
>>>> For all the others I think it's more or less just bugfixing.
>>>>
>>>> Another thing I'd like to add to our website / documentation is
>> something
>>>> like "how to do NLP task X within Apache UIMA"; we currently have a
>> list of
>>>> external sources plus the addons page but I think it'd be nice for a
>> user
>>>> to know which known open source UIMA enabled options exist for doing
>> e.g.
>>>> language detection, tokenization, etc either in the addons package or
>> from
>>>> some other sources.
>>>>
>>>> What do you think?
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Tommaso
>>>>
>>


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