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From Daniel Gruhl <meadhr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] [Created] (UIMA-6265) Drop JVinci and SOAP support from UIMAv3
Date Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:16:20 GMT
Fair enough - but jVINCI is both a data and control format (it says how to
put a CAS into XML). We need some way to do this. I agree that JSON would
handle both at some point.

  -= Dan

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 8:09 AM Richard Eckart de Castilho <rec@apache.org>
wrote:

> On 22. Sep 2020, at 16:46, Daniel Gruhl <meadhrach@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Not so much - UIMA-AS is java only. The jVinci/SOAP provides a 'wire
> > format' for data going from Java UIMA to other services (it used to be
> C++
> > in WebFountain). A JSON "wire format" would replace that.
>
> Isn't the wire format for UIMA-AS as well as for jVinci/SOAP basically XMI
> (with binary options for UIMA-AS as well - not sure if binary CAS is
> also supported in jVinci/SOAP)?
>
> So a JSON format would I imagine be an alternative to the XMI or binary
> representations of the CAS.
>
> Such a JSON format could then be coupled with say a REST-style endpoint
> which might serve a similar function as UIMA-AS / jVinci - but the same
> REST-style endpoint could just as well work with any other format (XMI,
> binary CAS).
>
> So communication protocol (REST, UIMA-AS messaging service, SOAP) and
> data format (XMI, binary CAS, JSON) seem pretty orthogonal to me.
>
> -- Richard
>

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