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Session.java

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package org.apache.uima.resource;

import java.io.Serializable;

/**
 * An object that encapsulates all conversational state between a UIMA {@link Resource} and a
 * particular client. In a local deployment, there will probably be only one session. Distributed
 * deployments often have multiple sessions. If multiple sessions are in use, it is the
 * application's or service wrapper's responsibility to make sure that a Resource's
 * <code>Session</code> object is properly set up prior to invoking any of that Resource's
 * methods.
 * <p>
 * Note that a particular component, such as an annotator, may get a handle to a Session object that
 * actually represents a particular namespace within a larger Session. This allows each component to
 * use arbitrary keys for storing information in the session without risking name collisions.
 * 
 * 
 */
00038 public interface Session extends Serializable {
  /** Stores an object in the Session */
  public void put(String aKey, Object aValue);

  /** Gets an object from the Session */
  public Object get(String aKey);
}

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