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UimaTimer.java

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package org.apache.uima.util;

/**
 * Interface for a timer, used to collect performance statistics for UIMA components. A default
 * Timer implementation can be obtained by calling {@link org.apache.uima.UIMAFramework#newTimer()}.
 * A Timer implementation can also be specified in a
 * {@link org.apache.uima.collection.CollectionProcessingEngine} descriptor.
 * 
 * 
 */
00030 public interface UimaTimer extends java.io.Serializable {
  /**
   * Starts the timer.
   * 
   * @return the current time in milliseconds
   */
  public long startIt();

  /**
   * Stops the timer.
   * 
   * @return the current time in milliseconds
   */
  public long stopIt();

  /**
   * Gets the time between the last call to stopIt() and the last call to startIt().
   * 
   * @return the duration in milliseconds
   */
  public long getDuration();

  /**
   * Gets the current time in seconds.
   * 
   * @return the current time in seconds
   */
  public long getTimeInSecs();

  /**
   * Gets the current time in milliseconds.
   * 
   * @return the current time in milliseconds
   */
  public long getTimeInMillis();

  /**
   * Gets the current time in microseconds.
   * 
   * @return the current time in microseconds
   */
  public long getTimeInMicros();

  /**
   * Gets the timer resolution in milliseconds.
   * 
   * @return the timer resolution in milliseconds
   */
  public int getResolution();
}

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