| Category: ||E-Material |
| Subject: ||IBM releases LanguageWare Resource Workbench |
| From: ||Bart Mellebeek |
| Email: ||bmellebeek_(on)_ie.ibm.com |
| Date received: ||05 Jan 2007 |
IBM's LanguageWare Resource Workbench can be downloaded at
LanguageWare is a software component that provides linguistic processing
for a variety of products and solutions in more than 20 languages. It
comprises a Java library with a set of language resources. The library
encodes the language models, and the resources (dictionaries) encode the
lexical entries for each language and contain language-specific processing
logic, such as logic for handling decomposition, spelling correction,
morphology, hyphenation, language identification, etc.
LanguageWare provides a variety of functions including language
identification, spelling correction, lexical analysis, semantic annotation,
dictionary look-up and fuzzy look-up, hyphenation, and normalization.
LanguageWare can be used to provide efficient annotation of text using the
UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) framework.
LanguageWare is used in such various products as Lotus Notes and Domino,
Information Integrator OmniFind Edition (IBM's search technology), and
There are a few different ways of creating LanguageWare dictionaries,
depending on one's development environment. A user might want to integrate
the development and compilation of dictionaries directly into his own
application, in which case he would want to use the Java APIs and call them
directly from his Java application. Alternatively, a user may want to
develop language resources within an integrated environment that allows him
to develop data, compile it, test it, and ultimately deploy it. This
integrated environment is what LanguageWare Resource Workbench provides.
LanguageWare Resource Workbench provides a complete development environment
for the customization of dictionaries, rules, and associated UIMA
annotators. The ultimate goal of this environment is to allow domain and
language specialists to develop applications for the analysis of
unstructured text without having to write any code, with the resulting
application code wrapped as UIMA annotators, which can be seamlessly
plugged into any application that is UIMA-compliant. (Further information
about UIMA is available at alphaWorks and at SourceForge.)
This technology runs on Windows® and Linux®.
IBM LanguageWare, Dublin Software Lab,
IBM Technology Campus, Dublin 15, Ireland.
Tel: +353-1-815-3601 (Tieline: 7513601)
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