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CpeConfiguration.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
 * defining and obtaining CPE specific configuration that includes:
 * <ul>
 * <li> Number of entities to process
 * <li> Checkpoint file and frequency of checkpoints
 * <li> Plug-in timer class
 * 
 * 
 */
00034 public interface CpeConfiguration extends MetaDataObject {
  /**
   * Sets CPE deployment mode as "immediate", "vinceService", "interactive". The CPE does not
   * directly use this information, instead it is up to the application using the CPE to ingest this
   * and handle it as appropriate.
   * 
   * This element is used by an application that uses the CPE. The CPE is an embeddable component,
   * part of a larger application.
   * <ul>
   * <li> "immediate" mode: this is the way the CPE is typically run. In this mode the application
   * is initializing the CPE and starts in without user interaction. The CPE runs to completion in
   * this case. </li>
   * <li>"interactive" mode: The application interacts with the CPE via an API to stop, pause, or
   * resume the CPE. </li>
   * <li>"vinciService" mode: used to indicate control of CPE in terms of stop, pause, resume, and
   * query for performance info, from a remote console. </li>
   * </ul>
   * 
   * @param aDeploy -
   *          deployment mode of the CPE
   * @throws CpeDescriptorException
   */
  public void setDeployment(String aDeploy) throws CpeDescriptorException;

  /**
   * Returns CPE deployment mode as "immediate", "vinceService", "interactive".
   * 
   * @see #setDeployment(String) for a description of these modes.
   * 
   * @return - deployment mode
   */
  public String getDeployment();

  /**
   * Sets number of entities to process by the CPE.
   * 
   * @param aNumToProcess -
   *          number of entities to process (-1 - for ALL)
   * @throws CpeDescriptorException
   */
  public void setNumToProcess(int aNumToProcess) throws CpeDescriptorException;

  /**
   * Returns number of entities to process
   * 
   * @return - number of entities to process (-1 - for ALL)
   */
  public int getNumToProcess();

  /**
   * Sets id of the first entity the CPE will beging processing. Usefull when starting the CPE from
   * a known point.
   * 
   * @param aEntityId -
   *          id of first entity
   */
  public void setStartingEntityId(String aEntityId);

  /**
   * Returns id of the first entity the CPE will beging processing. Usefull when starting the CPE
   * from a known point.
   * 
   * @return - id of first entity
   */
  public String getStartingEntityId();

  /**
   * Sets Checkpoint object containing checkpoint file and frequency of checkpoints.
   * 
   * @param aCheckpoint -
   *          checkpoint object
   * @throws CpeDescriptorException
   */
  public void setCheckpoint(CpeCheckpoint aCheckpoint) throws CpeDescriptorException;

  /**
   * Returns Checkpoint object containing checkpoint file and frequency of checkpoints.
   * 
   * @return {@link org.apache.uima.collection.metadata.CpeCheckpoint}
   */
  public CpeCheckpoint getCheckpoint();

  /**
   * Removes checkpoint object
   * 
   */
  public void removeCheckpoint();

  /**
   * Sets the timer class implementing UimeTimer interface. This timer will be used to time CPE
   * events. By default, the CPE uses System.currentTimeMillis() to obtain time.
   * 
   * @param aTimer -
   *          timer class
   */
  public void setCpeTimer(CpeTimer aTimer);

  /**
   * Returns the timer class implementing UimeTimer interface. This timer will be used to time CPE
   * events. By default, the CPE uses System.currentTimeMillis() to obtain time.
   * 
   * @return - timer class
   */
  public CpeTimer getCpeTimer();

  /**
   * Removes timer class
   * 
   */
  public String getTimerImpl();

  public void removeCpeTimer();

  public OutputQueue getOutputQueue();

  public int getMaxTimeToWait();

}

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