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From William Colen <co...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache OpenNLP 1.6.0 released
Date Mon, 13 Jul 2015 03:30:17 GMT
The Apache OpenNLP team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.6.0
of Apache OpenNLP.

The Apache OpenNLP library is a machine learning based toolkit for the
processing of natural language text.

It supports the most common NLP tasks, such as tokenization, sentence
segmentation, part-of-speech tagging, named entity extraction, chunking,
parsing, and coreference resolution.

The OpenNLP 1.6.0 binary and source distributions are available for
download from our download page:
http://opennlp.apache.org/cgi-bin/download.cgi

The OpenNLP library is distributed by Maven Central as well. See the Maven
Dependency page for more details:
http://opennlp.apache.org/maven-dependency.html

This release introduces many new features, improvements and bug fixes. The
API has been improved for a better consistency and 1.4 deprecated methods
were removed. Now Java 1.7 is required.

Additionally the release contains the following noteworthy changes:

   - Added evalutation support to the parser and doccat components
   - Added support to Evalita 07/09, Brat and OntoNotes corpus formats
   - Now L-BFGS is stable
   - Added Snowball to the Stemmer package
   - NameFinder now supports a user defined factory
   - Added pluggable machine learning support
   - Added a lemmatizer module
   - Added Cluster, Document Begin and Clark feature generators to the Name
   Finder
   - Added Liblinear as a Machine Learning addon
   - Entity Linker now has a command line interface
   - Added sequence classification support

A detailed list of the issues related to this release can be found in the
release notes.

For a complete list of fixed bugs and improvements please see the
RELEASE_NOTES file included in the distribution.

--The Apache OpenNLP Team

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