Integration of workflow and pipeline for language service composition

Mai Xuan Trang, Yohei Murakami, Donghui Lin, Toru Ishida

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Abstract

Integrating language resources and language services is a critical part of building natural language processing applications. Service workflow and processing pipeline are two approaches for sharing and combining language resources. Workflow languages focus on expressive power of the languages to describe variety of workflow patterns to meet users' needs. Users can combine those language services in service workflows to meet their requirements. The workflows can be accessible in distributed manner and can be invoked independently of the platforms. However, workflow languages lack of pipelined execution support to improve performance of workflows. Whereas, the processing pipeline provides a straightforward way to create a sequence of linguistic processing to analyze large amounts of text data. It focuses on using pipelined execution and parallel execution to improve throughput of pipelines. However, the resulting pipelines are standalone applications, i.e., software tools that are accessible only via local machine and that can only be run with the processing pipeline platforms. In this paper we propose an integration framework of the two approaches so that each offests the disadvantages of the other. We then present a case study wherein two representative frameworks, the Language Grid and UIMA, are integrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014
EditorsNicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Sara Goggi, Thierry Declerck, Joseph Mariani, Bente Maegaard, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Helene Mazo, Stelios Piperidis, Hrafn Loftsson
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages3829-3836
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9782951740884
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2014 May 262014 May 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014

Other

Other9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014
CountryIceland
CityReykjavik
Period14/5/2614/5/31

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Keywords

  • Language Grid
  • Processing pipeline
  • Service Workflow
  • UIMA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics

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Trang, M. X., Murakami, Y., Lin, D., & Ishida, T. (2014). Integration of workflow and pipeline for language service composition. In N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, S. Goggi, T. Declerck, J. Mariani, B. Maegaard, A. Moreno, J. Odijk, H. Mazo, S. Piperidis, & H. Loftsson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014 (pp. 3829-3836). (Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).