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Annotator_ImplBase.java

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package org.apache.uima.analysis_component;

import org.apache.uima.UIMA_IllegalStateException;
import org.apache.uima.analysis_engine.AnalysisEngineProcessException;
import org.apache.uima.cas.AbstractCas;

/**
 * Base class for all annotators. An Annotator is an {@link AnalysisComponent} that may modify its
 * input CAS, but never creates any new CASes as output. Typically, annotators should not extend
 * this class directly, but instead extend {@link CasAnnotator_ImplBase} or
 * {@link JCasAnnotator_ImplBase} depending on which CAS interface they wish to use.
 */
00032 public abstract class Annotator_ImplBase extends AnalysisComponent_ImplBase {
  /**
   * Returns 0, since annotators are not allowed to create new CAS instances. Only CasMultipliers
   * are allowed to do this.
   */
00037   public final int getCasInstancesRequired() {
    return 0;
  }

  /**
   * Returns false, since annotators are not allowed to create new CAS instances. Only
   * CasMultipliers are allowed to do this.
   */
00045   public final boolean hasNext() throws AnalysisEngineProcessException {
    return false;
  }

  /**
   * Throws a UIMA_IllegalStateException, since annotators are not allowed to create new CAS
   * instances. Only CasMultipliers are allowed to do this.
   */
00053   public final AbstractCas next() throws AnalysisEngineProcessException {
    throw new UIMA_IllegalStateException(UIMA_IllegalStateException.NO_NEXT_CAS, null);
  }
}

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