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CpeCollectionReader.java

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package org.apache.uima.collection.metadata;

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

/**
 * An object that holds configuration that is part of the CPE descriptor. Provides the means of
 * configuring CPE CollectionReader.
 * 
 * 
 */
00030 public interface CpeCollectionReader extends MetaDataObject {
  /**
   * Sets CasInitializer for the CollectionReader will use. This object initializes the CAS with
   * SoFas.
   * 
   * @param aCasInitializer -
   *          {@link org.apache.uima.collection.metadata.CpeCollectionReaderCasInitializer}
   * @throws CpeDescriptorException
   * 
   * @deprecated As of v2.0 CAS Initializers are deprecated.
   */
  @Deprecated
  public void setCasInitializer(CpeCollectionReaderCasInitializer aCasInitializer)
          throws CpeDescriptorException;

  /**
   * Returns CasInitializer associated with CollectionReader. This object initializes the CAS with
   * SoFas.
   * 
   * @return {@link org.apache.uima.collection.metadata.CpeCollectionReaderCasInitializer}
   * @throws CpeDescriptorException
   * 
   * @deprecated As of v2.0 CAS Initializers are deprecated.
   */
  @Deprecated
  public CpeCollectionReaderCasInitializer getCasInitializer() throws CpeDescriptorException;

  /**
   * Removes {@link org.apache.uima.collection.metadata.CpeCollectionReaderCasInitializer} from
   * CollectionReader
   * 
   */
  public void removeCasInitializer();

  /**
   * Sets descriptor path containing configuration for the CollectionReader
   * 
   * @param aDescriptor -
   *          component containing descriptor path
   */
  public void setDescriptor(CpeComponentDescriptor aDescriptor);

  /**
   * Returns {@link org.apache.uima.collection.metadata.CpeComponentDescriptor} containing
   * CollectionReader descriptor path.
   * 
   * @return component containing descriptor path
   */
  public CpeComponentDescriptor getDescriptor();

  /**
   * Returns {@link org.apache.uima.collection.metadata.CasProcessorConfigurationParameterSettings}
   * object containing overrides to parameter settings for this CollectionReader.
   * 
   * @return - object containing parameter setting overrides
   */
  public CasProcessorConfigurationParameterSettings getConfigurationParameterSettings();

  /**
   * Sets the {@link org.apache.uima.collection.metadata.CasProcessorConfigurationParameterSettings}
   * object containing overrides to parameter settings for this CollectionReader.
   * 
   * @param aSettings
   *          object containing parameter setting overrides
   */
  public void setConfigurationParameterSettings(CasProcessorConfigurationParameterSettings aSettings)
          throws CpeDescriptorException;

  public void setCollectionIterator(CpeCollectionReaderIterator iterator);

  public CpeCollectionReaderIterator getCollectionIterator();
}

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