UIMA Documentation Overview

Authors: The Apache UIMA Development Community

Version 2.2.2-incubating

Incubation Notice and Disclaimer. Apache UIMA is an effort undergoing incubation at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.

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March, 2008

Books in the UIMA Documentation

The UIMA documentation is available in both PDF and HTML formats. It is divided into four books.

1. Overview & Setup
This includes overview material, a general guide to all the rest of the documentation, and some setup instructions if you are using the Eclipse IDE.
2. UIMA Tutorial and Developers' Guides
This is a set of tutorial chapters and some general overview guides to the major features and capabilities of UIMA.
3. UIMA Tools Guide and Reference
UIMA comes with a set of tools, which are described in this book.
4. UIMA References
Reference materials, covering the XML descriptors, the major APIs, the data interchange formats, and the component packaging.