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SharedResourceObject.java

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package org.apache.uima.resource;

/**
 * The <code>SharedResourceObject</code> interface must be implemented by all classes that provide
 * access to resource data. Object that implement this interface may be made accessible to
 * Annotators via the {@link org.apache.uima.resource.ResourceManager}.
 * <p>
 * This interface's {@link #load(DataResource)} method is called by the ResourceManager after the
 * <code>SharedResourceObject</code> has been instantiated. A {@link DataResource} is passes as a
 * parameter to this method. The implementation of the <code>load</code> method should read the
 * data from the <code>DataResource</code> and use that data to initialize this object.
 * 
 * 
 */
00034 public interface SharedResourceObject {

  /**
   * Called by the {@link org.apache.uima.resource.ResourceManager} after this object has been
   * instantiated. The implementation of this method should read the data from the specified
   * <code>DataResource</code> and use that data to initialize this object.
   * 
   * @param aData
   *          a <code>DataResource</code> that provides access to the data for this resource
   *          object.
   * 
   * @throws ResourceInitializationException
   *           if a failure occurs during loading.
   */
  public void load(DataResource aData) throws ResourceInitializationException;
}

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