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IndexRule.java

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package org.apache.uima.search;

import java.io.Serializable;

import org.apache.uima.util.XMLizable;

/**
 * A rule that specifies indexing behavior. An indexing rule is attached to an
 * {@link IndexBuildItem} in order to assign indexing behavior to an annotation type. An Index Rule
 * consists of zero or more {@link Style}s.
 * <p>
 * This object implements the {@link XMLizable} interface and can be parsed from an XML
 * representation.
 * 
 * 
 */
00036 public interface IndexRule extends XMLizable, Serializable {

  /**
   * Gets the styles that comprise this index rule.
   * 
   * @return the CAS type name for this build item
   */
  public Style[] getStyles();

  /**
   * Sets the styles that comprise this index rule.
   * 
   * @param aStyles
   *          the CAS type name for this build item
   */
  public void setStyles(Style[] aStyles);
}

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