Pipelining Software and Services for Language Processing

Arif Bramantoro, Ulrich Schäfer, Toru Ishida

In: Toru Ishida , Donghui Lin (editor). Language Grid: Service-Oriented Collective Intelligence for Language Resource Interoperability. Chapter 16 Pages 247-262 LNCS Cognitive Technologies (LNCS) ISBN 978-3-642-21177-5 Springer 9/2011.


This chapter reports on our experiences with combining two different platforms in natural language processing research, i.e. Heart of Gold and Language Grid, to provide more language resources available on Web. Heart of Gold is known as middleware architecture for pipelining deep and shallow natural language processing components. The Language Grid is an infrastructure built on top of the Internet to provide pipelined language services. Both of these frameworks provide composite language services and components. Having Heart of Gold integrated in the Language Grid environment contributes to inreased interoperability among various language services. The integrated architecture also supports the combination of pipelined language services in the Language Grid and the pipelined natural language processing components in Heart of Gold to provide a better quality of language services available on the Web. Thus, language services with different characteristics can be combined based on the concept of Web service with different treatment of each combination. An evaluation is presented to show overhead of the integration is not significant.


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