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From Suneel Marthi <smar...@apache.org>
Subject [Announce] Apache OpenNLP 1.8.1 Release
Date Sat, 08 Jul 2017 13:18:17 GMT
The Apache OpenNLP team is pleased to announce the release of version
1.8.1 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 1.8.1 binary and source distributions are available for
download from http://opennlp.apache.org/download.html.

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

Java 1.8 is required to run OpenNLP Maven 3.3.9 is required for
building it building from the Source Distribution.

# What's new in Apache OpenNLP 1.8.1

This release introduces many new features, improvements and bug fixes.
The API has been improved for a better consistency and many deprecated
methods were removed. Java 1.8 is required.

Additionally the release contains the following noteworthy changes:

- A new Language Detection Component
- Support for Irish Sentence Bank formats
- Support to train the sentence detector and tokenizer on the UD corpus
- Evaluation tests now support ISO-639-3 language codes
- Convenience methods to load models from a path
- Refactored the Data Indexer Code
- Optimized NGram creation loop to better leverage CPU cache
- Refactored BratNameSampleStream
- Remove deprecated code from util package
- Redesigned web site - https://opennlp.apache.org
- New logo for the project

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

Thanks again to all contributors and committers for their help.

--The Apache OpenNLP Team

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