A General Architecture for Connecting NLP Frameworks and Desktop Clients Using Web Services

  • René Witte
  • Thomas Gitzinger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5039)


Despite impressive advances in the development of generic NLP frameworks, content-specific text mining algorithms, and NLP services, little progress has been made in enhancing existing end-user clients with text analysis capabilities. To overcome this software engineering gap between desktop environments and text analysis frameworks, we developed an open service-oriented architecture, based on Semantic Web ontologies and W3C Web services, which makes it possible to easily integrate any NLP service into client applications.


Client Application Language Service Broker Language Proxy Object Code Generation Tool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • René Witte
    • 1
  • Thomas Gitzinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Software EngineeringConcordia UniversityMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization (IPD)University of KarlsruheGermany

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