The Apache UIMA development community is pleased to announce the release of version 2.3.0 of UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture). Apache UIMA is a framework supporting combining and reusing components that annotate unstructured information content such as text, audio, and video.
This release consists of 4 packages: - UIMA Java SDK - the base framework, with development tools and examples - UIMA-AS (Asynchronous Scalout capability) - UIMACPP (c++ support framework, for components written in c++ and other languages) - UIMA Addons - a growing set of annotators and other tools. This release is generally backwards compatable with previous releases, except that Java 5 is now the minimum Java level required. The add-ons package contains many new components and annotators, including: - Bean Scripting Framework supporting annotators written in popular scripting languages - Lucas - an interface to using UIMA with Apache Lucene - TikaAnnotator - an annotator using the Apache Tika project text extractors The UIMA-AS (Asynchronous Scaleout) framework is extensively enhanced with much more support for error/failure recovery, driven by feedback from actual use in several large scale deployments (1000's of nodes). The base framework now supports Java 5 generics, and is enhanced to make it even more light-weight and efficient; for example, it now supports a new network serialization format for communicating with remote annotators using a "delta-CAS" - limiting the response sent to just those items which have changed. Full information and summaries of the changes are contained in the release notes, which you can find on our downloads page - scroll down to the 2.3.0 release section, and click on the package of interest in the release notes column. Apache UIMA welcomes your help. Any contribution (code, testing, documentation, bug reporting/fixing) is always appreciated. For more information on how to get involved, please visit the website at: http://incubator.apache.org/uima Thank you for your interest in Apache UIMA. -The Apache UIMA development community