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CasProcessorErrorRateThreshold.java

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package org.apache.uima.collection.metadata;

import org.apache.uima.resource.metadata.MetaDataObject;

/**
 * An object to contains configuration specific to error handling applicable to every CasProcessor.
 * It provides the means of configuring error thresholds and a strategy to deal with them when
 * thresholds are exceeded.
 * 
 * 
 */
00031 public interface CasProcessorErrorRateThreshold extends MetaDataObject {
  /**
   * Sets the max number of errors tolerated by the CPE. If the the threshold is exceeded the CPE
   * will take an action based on defined strategy. Max Error is defined in terms of a quotient,
   * like 3/1000. Where 3 is the actual max error tolerance and 1000 is a sample size. So the above
   * is interpreted as 3 errors per thousand entities processed.
   * 
   * @param aErrorCount -
   *          max tolerated errors for CasProcessor
   */
  public void setMaxErrorCount(int aErrorCount);

  /**
   * Returns max number of errors tolerated by the CPE. If the the threshold is exceeded the CPE
   * will take an action based on defined strategy. Max Error is defined in terms of a quotient,
   * like 3/1000. Where 3 is the actual max error tolerance and 1000 is a sample size. So the above
   * is interpreted as 3 errors per thousand entities processed.
   * 
   * @return - max error count
   */
  public int getMaxErrorCount();

  /**
   * Sets the sample size. Max Error is defined in terms of a quotient, like 3/1000. Where 3 is the
   * actual max error tolerance and 1000 is a sample size. So the above is interpreted as 3 errors
   * per thousand entities processed.
   * 
   * @param aSampleSize
   */
  public void setMaxErrorSampleSize(int aSampleSize);

  /**
   * Returns sample size. Max Error is defined in terms of a quotient, like 3/1000. Where 3 is the
   * actual max error tolerance and 1000 is a sample size. So the above is interpreted as 3 errors
   * per thousand entities processed.
   * 
   * @return - sample size
   */
  public int getMaxErrorSampleSize();

  /**
   * Sets a strategy for dealing with exceeding error thresholds. The three supported strategies
   * are:
   * <ul>
   * <li> terminate - termines the CPE
   * <li> continue - continue despite the error
   * <li> disable - disable CasProcessor
   * </ul>
   * 
   * @param aAction -
   *          action to take
   */
  public void setAction(String aAction);

  /**
   * Returns strategy for dealing with exceeding error thresholds. The three supported strategies
   * are:
   * <ul>
   * <li> terminate - termines the CPE
   * <li> continue - continue despite the error
   * <li> disable - disable CasProcessor
   * </ul>
   * 
   * @return String - action to take
   */
  public String getAction();
}

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