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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: "Standard" UIMA typesystem
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:10:19 GMT
Following on Peter's comment - is the desire here for alternatives supporting
"dynamic" typing?

Some computer languages analogies: Java (strong static typing), Groovy (some
combo of dynamic typing and strong typing), JavaScript (dynamic), TypeScript (a
variant of JavaScript that adds static typing + classes, but compiles to

UIMA makes some attempt to allow flexibility.  Some examples: if you have a
complex type system, with e.g. Token defined to have 30 features, and you have
some old code that has Token defined with 3 features (with the same supertypes),
but those features are the same as 3 of the features in the more complex
version, then you could have a "simple" annotator written against the 3 feature

The reuse you're considering goes beyond these constraints, correct?


On 9/9/2016 7:57 AM, Joern Kottmann wrote:
> I personally think that we depend way too much on particular type systems
> in UIMA. I really hope we can solve this to some degree in UIMA 3, if I
> today
> write code using JCAS I am totally stuck with the TS I use, reusing any of
> that
> code with a different TS is impossible.
> The best you can do is using just the CAS, but then it is still difficult
> to support
> multiple type systems (e.g. complex configuration, various styles) and allow
> reusing of the component in different systems.
> Jörn
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:57 PM, Richard Eckart de Castilho <rec@apache.org>
> wrote:
>> On 30.08.2016, at 16:39, Peter Klügl <peter.kluegl@averbis.com> wrote:
>>> If there no standard type system, then people have two options: create
>>> their own one or reuse an existing type system of a component
>>> repository, e.g., DKPro Core. As far as I know LiMoSINe [1] moved  from
>>> their own type system to DKPro Core (I waiting for some text to put on
>>> our external resources page - in case they read this).  I also was
>>> thinking about switching our NLP components to the DKPro Core type
>>> system, but there are several issues preventing that, first of all that
>>> I cannot build it :-/
>> /me Apache/UIMA hat off, DKPro Core hat on
>> Ok... I am finally addressing this annoying Windowsisim...
>>   https://github.com/dkpro/dkpro-core/issues/414
>> Btw. feel free to submit issues for DKPro Core type system improvements.
>> We actually do evolve the TS - trying to avoid breaking changes...
>> Cheers,
>> -- Richard

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