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CasInitializerDescription.java

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package org.apache.uima.collection;

import org.apache.uima.resource.ResourceCreationSpecifier;
import org.apache.uima.resource.metadata.ProcessingResourceMetaData;

/**
 * An <code>CasInitializerDescription</code> contains all of the information needed to instantiate
 * and use an {@link org.apache.uima.collection.CasInitializer}.
 * 
 * @deprecated As of v2.0, CAS Initializers are deprecated. A component that performs an operation
 *             like HTML detagging should instead be implemented as a "multi-Sofa" annotator. See
 *             {@link org.apache.uima.examples.XmlDetagger} for an example.
 */
@Deprecated
00034 public interface CasInitializerDescription extends ResourceCreationSpecifier {
  /**
   * Retrieves the metadata that describes the CasInitializer.
   * 
   * @return the <code>ProcessingResourceMetaData</code> object containing the CasInitializer's
   *         metadata. This object can be modified.
   */
  public ProcessingResourceMetaData getCasInitializerMetaData();
}

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