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JFSIndexRepository.java

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package org.apache.uima.jcas;

import java.util.Iterator;

import org.apache.uima.cas.FSIndex;
import org.apache.uima.cas.FSIndexRepository;
import org.apache.uima.cas.FSIterator;
import org.apache.uima.cas.Type;
import org.apache.uima.cas.text.AnnotationIndex;
import org.apache.uima.jcas.cas.TOP;
import org.apache.uima.jcas.tcas.Annotation;

/**
 * Provides the same function as the FSIndexRepository except that the variants that take a "type"
 * argument take type arguments obtainable easily from the JCas type.
 * 
 */

// * like FSIndexRepository - except
// * - has method variants that take int args as the "type"
// * - has the annotation index
// * - doesn't have the addFS, removeFS methods
00042 public interface JFSIndexRepository {

  /**
   * Retrieve an index according to a label.
   * 
   * @param label
   *          The name of the index.
   * @return The index with the name <code>label</code>, or <code>null</code> if no such index
   *         is defined.
   */
  FSIndex<TOP> getIndex(String label);

  /**
   * Retrieve an index according to a label and a type. The type is used to narrow down the index of
   * a more general type to a more specific one.
   * 
   * @param label
   *          The name of the index
   * @param type
   *          A subtype of the type of the index, written as Foo.type
   * @return The specified index, or <code>null</code> if an index with that name doesn't exist,
   *         or it exists but <code>type</code> is not a subtype of the index's type.
   */
  FSIndex<TOP> getIndex(String label, int type);

  /**
   * Get the standard annotation index.
   * 
   * @return The standard annotation index.
   */
  AnnotationIndex<Annotation> getAnnotationIndex();

  /**
   * Get the standard annotation index restricted to a specific annotation type.
   * 
   * @param type
   *          The annotation type the index is restricted to, written as Foo.type
   * @return The standard annotation index, restricted to <code>type</code>.
   */
  AnnotationIndex<Annotation> getAnnotationIndex(int type);

  /**
   * Get all labels for all indexes.
   * 
   * @return All labels.
   */
  Iterator<String> getLabels();

  /**
   * Get all indexes in this repository.
   * 
   * @return All indexes.
   */
  Iterator<FSIndex<TOP>> getIndexes();

  /**
   * Get the underlying FSIndexRepository associated with this JFSIndexRepository.
   * 
   * @return The associated FSIndexRepository.
   */
  FSIndexRepository getFSIndexRepository();

  /**
   * Gets an iterator over all indexed FeatureStructures of the specified Type (and any of its
   * subtypes).
   * <p>
   * Limitation: If there are no sorted or bag indexes defined for this type, but there is more than
   * one set index defined, then this method will only return the contents of one of these set
   * indexes (chosen arbitrarily).
   * 
   * @param aType
   *          The type
   * 
   * @return An iterator that returns all indexed FeatureStructures of type <code>aType</code>,
   *         in no particular order.
   */
  FSIterator<TOP> getAllIndexedFS(Type aType);

  /**
   * Gets an iterator over all indexed FeatureStructures of the specified Type (and any of its
   * subtypes).
   * <p>
   * Limitation: If there are no sorted or bag indexes defined for this type, but there is more than
   * one set index defined, then this method will only return the contents of one of these set
   * indexes (chosen arbitrarily).
   * 
   * @param aType
   *          The type obtained by doing MyJCasClass.type
   * 
   * @return An iterator that returns all indexed FeatureStructures of type <code>aType</code>,
   *         in no particular order.
   */
  FSIterator<TOP> getAllIndexedFS(int aType);

}

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