Paper: An Interface for Rapid Natural Language Processing Development in UIMA

ACL ID P11-4024
Title An Interface for Rapid Natural Language Processing Development in UIMA
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2011
Authors

This demonstration presents the Annotation Librarian, an aplication programing inter- face that suports rapid development of natu- ral language procesing (NLP) projects built in Apache Unstructured Information Man- agement Architecture (UIMA). The flexibility of UIMA to suport all types of unstructured data – images, audio, and text – increases the complexity of some of the most common NLP development tasks. The Anotation Librarian interface handles these comon functions and allows the creation and management of anno- tations by miroring Java methods used to manipulate Strings. The familiar syntax and NLP-centric design allows developers to adopt and rapidly develop NLP algorithms in UIMA. The general functionality of the inter- face is described in relation to the use cas...