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Subject: Spec UIMA v1.0 Submitted for OASIS Standard

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) Technical
Committee has submitted the following specification, which is an approved
Committee Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard:

Unstructured Information Management Architecture 1.0

The text of the TC submission is appended.

You now have until 15 February to familiarize yourself with the submission
and provide input to your organization's voting representative.

On 16 February, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives
of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of
February, inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee
Specification should be approved as an OASIS Standard or not.

Members who wish to discuss this ballot may do so through

In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, this Committee
Specification has already completed the necessary 60-day public review
period as noted in the submission below.

The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Specifications as OASIS
Standards is found at

Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at:

Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly


Mary P McRae
Director, Technical Committee Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org  
web: www.oasis-open.org
phone: 1.603.232.9090

(a) Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TC's document
repository, and any appropriate supplemental documentation for the
specification, both of which must be written using the OASIS templates. The
specification may not have been changed between its approval as a Committee
Specification and its submission to OASIS for consideration as an OASIS
Standard, except for the changes on the title page and running footer noting
the approval status and date. 

Unstructured Information Management Architecture 1.0 
PDF: http://docs.oasis-open.org/uima/v1.0/cs01/uima-spec-cs-01.pdf  
HTML: http://docs.oasis-open.org/uima/v1.0/cs01/uima-spec-cs-01.html  
Editable Source (Word):
Namespace RDDL files: 

(b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee
See above. 

(c) Certification by the TC that all schema and XML instances included in
the specification, whether by inclusion or reference, including fragments of
such, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid; 

All schema and XML instances included in the specification are well formed 
and all expressions are valid. 

(d) A clear English-language summary of the specification; 

Unstructured information may be defined as the direct product of human
communication. Examples include natural language documents, email, speech,
images and video.  The UIMA specification defines platform-independent data
representations and interfaces for software components or services called
analytics, which analyze unstructured information and assign semantics to
regions of that unstructured information. 

(e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar
work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations; 

This specification is related to: 
        OASIS Unstructured Operation Markup Language (UOML).  The UIMA
specification, however, is independent of any particular model for
representing or manipulating unstructured content. 

(f) The Statements of Use presented above; 
IBM: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/uima/200810/msg00020.html  
Carnegie Mellon University:
Amsoft: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/uima/200810/msg00017.html   
Thomson Reuters:
University of Tokyo:
(g) The beginning and ending dates of the public review(s), a pointer to the
announcement of the public review(s), and a pointer to an account of each of
the comments/issues raised during the public review period(s), along with
its resolution; 

The public review began 9 August 2008 and ended 8 October 2008. 
Announcement of public review:
No comments were received. 

(h) An account of and results of the voting to approve the specification as
a Committee Specification, including the date of the ballot and a pointer to
the ballot; 
Ballot to approve the Committee Specification:

(i) An account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any earlier
attempts to standardize substantially the same specification, together with
the originating TC's response to each comment; 
This is the first submission to the OASIS Membership. 

(j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating

(k) A pointer to any minority reports delivered by one or more Members who
did not vote in favor of approving the Committee Specification, which report
may include statements regarding why the member voted against the
specification or that the member believes that Substantive Changes were made
which have not gone through public review; or certification by the Chair
that no minority reports exist. 

There are no minority reports. 

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