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JTextAnnotator.java

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package org.apache.uima.analysis_engine.annotator;

import org.apache.uima.analysis_engine.ResultSpecification;
import org.apache.uima.jcas.JCas;

/**
 * Interface for JCAS annotators in UIMA SDK v1.x. As of v2.0, JCAS annotators should extend
 * {@link org.apache.uima.analysis_component.JCasAnnotator_ImplBase}.
 * @deprecated As of release 2.3.0, use JCasAnnotator_ImplBase instead
 */
@Deprecated
00031 public interface JTextAnnotator extends BaseAnnotator {
  /**
   * Invokes this annotator's analysis logic. Prior to calling this method, the caller must ensure
   * that the {@link JCas} has been populated with the document to be analyzed as well as any
   * information that this annotator needs to do its processing. This annotator will access the data
   * in the JCas and add new data to the JCas.
   * <p>
   * The caller must also guarantee that the {@link ResultSpecification} falls within the scope of
   * the {@link org.apache.uima.resource.metadata.Capability Capabilities} of this annotator (as
   * published by its containing AnalysisEngine).
   * <p>
   * The annotator will only produce the output types and features that are declared in the
   * <code>aResultSpec</code> parameter.
   * 
   * @param aJCas
   *          contains the document to be analyzed and may contain other metadata about that
   *          document.
   * @param aResultSpec
   *          A list of output types and features that this annotator should produce.
   * 
   * @throws AnnotatorProcessException
   *           if a failure occurs during processing.
   */
  public void process(JCas aJCas, ResultSpecification aResultSpec) throws AnnotatorProcessException;
}

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