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cTAKES

21 Jun 2017 [Pei J Chen / Mark]

Report was filed, but display is awaiting the approval of the Board minutes.

15 Mar 2017 [Pei J Chen / Marvin]

## Description:

Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES) is
an open-source natural language processing system for information extraction
from electronic medical record clinical free-text.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

- Committee continues to work on the next release (4.0) and anticipate an
  upcoming release soon with new features and improvements.
- Committee is actively working on updating the cTAKES Confluence website for
  improved documentation
- James Masanz, an original cTAKES committer, also volunteered to help with
  the upcoming release.
- Committee continues to make improvements to the system.  e.g human-tagged
  gold annotations of 18 mockup clinical notes done. Notes were generated by a
  cTAKES committer-physician John Green. Format is Anafora
  (https://github.com/weitechen/anafora), annotations are for signs/symptoms,
  diseases/disorders, procedures, anatomical sites and medications with
  relevant attributes and mappings to ontology concept codes. Human tagged
  annotations done by Dave Harris at Boston Children's Hospital.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 30 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Michelle Chen on Mon Feb 02 2015

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 35 committers.
- New commmitters:
   - Azad Dehghan was added as a committer on Fri Jun 03 2016
   - Lewis John McGibbney was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016
   - Peter Klügl was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016
   - Richard Eckart de Castilho was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016

## Releases:

- Last release was 3.2.2 on Sat May 30 2015
- 3.2.1 was released on Dec 10 2014
- 3.2.0 was released on Jul 23 2014

## Mailing list activity:

There is a significant increase in the dev mailing list(s) over the
last quarter.  This is partly due to the planned upcoming release.

- dev@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 218 subscribers (up 8 in the last 3 months):
    - 286 emails sent to list (77 in previous quarter)
 - user@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 203 subscribers (up 14 in the last 3 months):
    - 26 emails sent to list (71 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

    - 11 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
    - 6 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Dec 2016 [Pei J Chen / Marvin]

## Description:

Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES) is an
open-source natural language processing system for information extraction
from electronic medical record clinical free-text.

## Issues:

- The majority of the committee has been working very hard to push forward
  the next release since has been almost 2 years since the last release as
  pointed out in the last report.  There are volunteers and an RM already
  stepped forward and started the process. However, there is a small group
  which differs in opinion and prefers to delay/block the critical
  minor/patch release (https://s.apache.org/Q0iS).  Looking forward to a
  concensus soon.

## Activity:

- There was a successful cTAKES hackathon during AMIA's NLP Working Group
  earlier in Nov at Chicago, IL (https://s.apache.org/IVqy)
- There has been continued activity and contributions in new components in
  sandbox and improvements to current components (Clinical De identification,
  ctakes-wsd, ctakes-temporal, etc. )
- There is interest from new committers to improve the current codebase such
  as Java File Resource loading improvements, general code clean up, etc.
- Committee continues to work on the next release (see above notes).

## PMC changes:

- Currently 30 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Michelle Chen on Mon Feb 02 2015

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 35 committers.
- New commmitters:
  - Azad Dehghan was added as a committer on Fri Jun 03 2016
  - Lewis John McGibbney was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016
  - Peter Klügl was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016
  - Richard Eckart de Castilho was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016

## Releases:

- Last release was 3.2.2 on Sat May 30 2015
- 3.2.1 was released on Dec 10 2014
- 3.2.0 was released on Jul 23 2014

## Mailing list activity:

The mailing lists remain active with discussions and there is steady
growth in interest and increase in number of subscribers from various
institutions.

 - dev@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 211 subscribers (up 8 in the last 3 months):
    - 85 emails sent to list (60 in previous quarter)

 - user@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 189 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 75 emails sent to list (46 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 5 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 1 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Sep 2016 [Pei J Chen / Shane]

# Description:

Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES) is an
open-source natural language processing system for information extraction from
electronic medical record clinical free-text.

## Issues:

- There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

- There has been continued activity and contributions in new components in
 sandbox and improvements to current components (Clinical De identification,
 ctakes-wsd, ctakes-temporal, etc. )
- There is interest from new committers to improve the current codebase such
 as Java File Resource loading improvements, general code clean up, etc.
- Committee continues to work on the next release; previously pushed back as
 there hasn't been major features/changes to code base yet.  Committers will
 be able to volunteer to be RM as soon as committee/community is ready for a
 new release.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 30 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition: Mon Feb 02 2015 (Michelle Chen)

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 35 committers.
- New commmitters:
  - Azad Dehghan was added as a committer on Fri Jun 03 2016
  - Lewis John McGibbney was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016
  - Peter Klügl was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016
  - Richard Eckart de Castilho was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016

## Releases:

- Last release was 3.2.2 on Sat May 30 2015
- 3.2.1 was released on Dec 10 2014
- 3.2.0 was released on Jul 23 2014

## Mailing list activity:

The mailing lists remain active with discussions and there is steady
growth in interest and increase in number of subscribers from various
institutions.

- dev@ctakes.apache.org:
  - 203 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
  - 60 emails sent to list (72 in previous quarter)

- user@ctakes.apache.org:
  - 185 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
  - 46 emails sent to list (27 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

- 4 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 4 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

15 Jun 2016 [Pei J Chen / Chris]

## Description:

Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES) is an
open-source natural language processing system for information extraction
from electronic medical record clinical free-text.

## Issues:

 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

 - We have added 4 new committers this quarter.
 - There hasn't been as much activity for a new release yet.  However, there
   has been a lot of activity and contributions in new components in sandbox
   and improvements to current components (Clinical De identification,
   ctakes-wsd, ctakes-temporal, etc. )
 - There is interest from new committers to improve the current codebase such
   as Java File Resource loading improvements, general code clean up, etc.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 30 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Michelle Chen on Mon Feb 02 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 35 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Azad Dehghan was added as a committer on Fri Jun 03 2016
    - Lewis John McGibbney was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016
    - Peter Klügl was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016
    - Richard Eckart de Castilho was added as a committer on Fri May 27 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 3.2.2 on Sat May 30 2015
 - 3.2.1 was released on Dec 10 2014
 - 3.2.0 was released on Jul 23 2014

## Mailing list activity:

The mailing lists remain active with discussions and there is steady
growth in interest and increase in number of subscribers on the dev
and user lists.

 - dev@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 202 subscribers (up 5 in the last 3 months):
    - 73 emails sent to list (145 in previous quarter)

 - user@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 178 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
    - 38 emails sent to list (14 in previous quarter)

16 Mar 2016 [Pei J Chen / David]

## Description:
 Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES) is
   an open-source natural language processing system for information extraction
   from electronic medical record clinical free-text.

## Issues:
- There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:
 - There continues to be interest with integration with other ASF Projects
(New contributions from Tika committers (CTAKES-343), Spark
integration (CTAKES-374).
- The committee is active with local meetups.  Last one was held in
Oct 2015 in Boston.
- The committee is actively preparing features for the next release
3.2.3.

## Health report:
 - Community is active.  There is an increase in usage based on
activity and questions asked on the dev mailing lists. The number of
mailing list subscribers to dev and user continue to increase.
- We have several new contributors to the de identification component.
## PMC changes:

 - Currently 30 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Michelle Chen on Mon Feb 02 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 31 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Jim Gregoric at Sat Feb 28 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 3.2.2 on Sat May 30 2015
 - 3.2.1 was released on Dec 10 2014
 - 3.2.0 was released on Jul 23 2014

## Mailing list activity:

There is a significant uptick in the mailing list subscribers.  This
is a good indicator that there is growing interest in the community
and an increase in a user base.  We have also noticed an increase in
user questions and interest in helping contributing to the codebase.

 - dev@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 197 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
    - 147 emails sent to list (204 in previous quarter)

 - user@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 172 subscribers (up 10 in the last 3 months):
    - 19 emails sent to list (63 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 5 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 2 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Dec 2015 [Pei J Chen / Sam]

## Description:
   Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES) is
   an open-source natural language processing system for information extraction
   from electronic medical record clinical free-text.

## Activity:
 - There is a new contribution on using cTAKES for
clinical deidentification (CTAKES-384)
 - There was local meetup (Boston) held in Oct on integrating
cTAKES with Docker for easier deployments.
 - There continues to be interest with integration with other ASF Projects
(New contributions from Tika committers (CTAKES-343), Spark
integration (CTAKES-374).
 - The committee is actively preparing for the next release 3.2.3
(Tentatively targeted for Dec)

## Health report:
 - Community is active.  There is an increase in usage based on
activity and questions asked on the dev mailing lists. The number of
mailing list subscribers to dev and user continue to increase.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## PMC changes:
 - Currently 30 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Michelle Chen on Mon Feb 02 2015

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 31 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Jim Gregoric at Sat Feb 28 2015

## Releases:
 - 3.2.2 was released on May 30 2015
 - 3.2.1 was released on Dec 10 2014
 - 3.2.0 was released on Jul 23 2014

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 190 subscribers (up 10 in the last 3 months):
    - 204 emails sent to list (181 in previous quarter)

 - user@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 162 subscribers (up 7 in the last 3 months):
    - 63 emails sent to list (95 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 20 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 94 emails sent to list (79 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 16 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 8 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Sep 2015 [Pei J Chen / Bertrand]

## Description:
   Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES) is
   an open-source natural language processing system for information extraction
   from electronic medical record clinical free-text.

## Activity:
 - There is interest from new contributor(s) in integrating cTAKES
   with Spark (CTAKES-374)
 - There is interest from new contributor(s) in integrating Gene
   Mappings to cTAKES (CTAKES-375)
 - There is interest from new contributors(s) on using cTAKES for
   deidentification
 - The committee is planning a local meetup (Boston) in the near future to
   integrate cTAKES with Docker for easier deployments.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:
 - Currently 31 committers and 30 PMC members in the project.
 - Last PMC addition was Michelle Chen at Fri Jan 23 2015
 - Last committer addition was Jim Gregoric at Sat Feb 28 2015

## Releases:
 - 3.2.2 was released on May 30 2015
 - 3.2.1 was released on Dec 10 2014
 - 3.2.0 was released on Jul 23 2014

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 179 subscribers (up 17 in the last 3 months):
    - 181 emails sent to list (228 in previous quarter)

 - user@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 155 subscribers (up 13 in the last 3 months):
    - 94 emails sent to list (95 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 21 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 77 emails sent to list (103 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 11 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 7 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Jun 2015 [Pei J Chen / Greg]

## Description:
   Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES) is
   an open-source natural language processing system for information extraction
   from electronic medical record clinical free-text.

## Activity:
- A talk about cTAKES using Spark/BigTop on processing Twitter data was well
  received at ApacheCon NA 2015.
- The committee just released ctakes-3.2.2 on May 30, 2015 and contains a
  critical patch caused by a change by a 3rd party (NLM) validation service.
Full Release notes: http://s.apache.org/ctakes-3.2.2-release-notes
- The committee is actively working on the next release cTAKES with new
  temporal components/models and various bug fixes in Jira.
- The committee is planning a local meetup (Boston) in the near future to
  integrate cTAKES with Docker for easier deployments.
- There is a recent cTAKES integration with Tika
  (https://wiki.apache.org/tika/cTAKESParser).

## Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## PMC/Committership changes:
 - Currently 31 committers and 30 PMC members in the project.
 - Last PMC addition was Michelle Chen at Fri Jan 23 2015
 - Last committer addition was Jim Gregoric at Sat Feb 28 2015

## Releases:
 - 3.2.2 was released on May 30 2015
 - 3.2.1 was released on Dec 10 2014
 - 3.2.0 was released on Jul 23 2014

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 160 subscribers (up 15 in the last 3 months):
    - 227 emails sent to list (211 in previous quarter)
 - user@ctakes.apache.org:
    - 140 subscribers (up 14 in the last 3 months):
    - 93 emails sent to list (41 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 14 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 8 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Mar 2015 [Pei J Chen / Greg]

Description:
Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES) is an
open-source natural language processing system for information extraction
from electronic medical record clinical free-text.

Activity:
 - The committee is actively working on a future release
(slated for Mar/Apr 2015).
 - A new cTAKES website has been launched (ctakes.a.o.)
 - A talk about cTAKES using Spark/BigTop on processing Twitter data has been
accepted to ApacheCon NA 2015.
 - A cloud computing class at Boston University is using cTAKES as one of
their student projects (mentored by several members of the committee).

Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

PMC/Committership changes:

 - Michelle Chen was added to the PMC on Jan 23 2015
 - Jim Gregoric was added as a committer on Mar 03 2015
 - Jay Vyas was added to the PMC on Nov 04 2014

Releases:

 - 3.2.1 was released on Dec 10 2014
 - 3.2.0 was released on Jul 23 2014
 - 3.1.1 was released on Dec 05 2013

Mailing list activity:

 - dev@ctakes.apache.org: 144 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months):
    210 emails sent to list (225 in previous quarter)
 - user@ctakes.apache.org: 126 subscribers (up 11 in the last 3 months):
    46 emails sent to list (128 in previous quarter)

JIRA activity:

 - 9 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 6 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Dec 2014 [Pei J Chen / Greg]

Apache cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is
a natural language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from
electronic medical record clinical free-text.

Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Releases:
- ctakes-3.1.1 on 2013-12-05
- ctakes-3.2.0 on 2014-07-23
- ctakes-3.2.1 on 2014-12-10

Development:
The committee is actively working on a future release.
Some of the planned code changes for upcoming release includes:
- Hadoop/Spark Integration (example)
- Various big fixes in Jira

Community:
Last Committers/PMC:
Murali Nagendranath (2013-10-21)
Vijay Garla (2013-11-16)
Jay Vyas (2014-11-04)

There was a local cTAKES meetup hosted by the local Boston group in Oct
(http://s.apache.org/ctakesmeetupoct2014).
There is an ongoing collaborative work with integrating cTAKES with
other Apache Projects such as BigTop, Spark, etc. for Big Data processing.
he community seems to be active and continues to be growing steadily.

dev mailing list subscribers count: 135 (+4 since last report)
user mailing list subscribers count: 115 (+2 since last report)

17 Sep 2014 [Pei J Chen / Ross]

Apache cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is
a natural language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from
electronic medical record clinical free-text.

Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Releases:
- ctakes-3.1.0 on 2013-08-30
- ctakes-3.1.1 on 2013-12-05
- ctakes-3.2.0 on 2014-07-23

Development:
The committee is actively working on a release candidate for 3.2.1
tentatively scheduled for Oct/Nov.

Some of the planned code changes for the upcoming release includes:
- Infra supplied us with a demo vm for demo purposes (demo-ctakes.a.o)
- New temporal models for extracting Time and Events relations.
- Upgrade to clearTK 2.0 (retraining of any existing clearTK models)
- Various bug fixes and code enhancements tracked by Jira

Community:
Last Committers/PMC:
Murali Nagendranath (2013-10-21)
Vijay Garla (2013-11-16)
There are a few federal grants submissions pending where we anticipate
more contributions/committers in the near future.

dev mailing list subscribers count: 131 (+9 since last report)
user mailing list subscribers count: 112 (+7 since last report)

18 Jun 2014 [Pei J Chen / Jim]

Apache cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is
a natural language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from
electronic medical record clinical free-text.

Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Releases:
- ctakes-3.1.0 on 2013-08-30
- ctakes-3.1.1 on 2013-12-05
- ctakes-3.2.0 on 2014-06-21 (tenatively scheduled)

Development:
The committee is actively working on a release candidate for 3.2.0
tenatively scheduled for end of June.
Some of the planned code changes for the upcoming release includes:
- Java 7 upgrade
- Integrated YTEX (Yale Extensions for Apache cTAKES) from sandbox
to cTAKES 3.2.0 release.
- New faster/improved dictionary lookup module
Key features include storing annotations into an relational db,
exporting annotation to data mining toolkits (WEKA, R, Matlab, etc.).
- New temporal component for extracting Time and Events.
- Various bug fixes and code enhancements tracked by Jira

Community:
Last Committers/PMC:
Murali Nagendranath (2013-10-21)
Vijay Garla (2013-11-16)
dev mailing list subscribers count: 122 (+19 since last report)
user mailing list subscribers count: 105 (+14 since last report)

19 Mar 2014 [Pei J Chen / Greg]

Apache cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System)
is a natural language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction
from electronic medical record clinical free-text.

Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Releases:
- ctakes-3.0.0-incubating on 2013-02-22
- ctakes-3.1.0 on 2013-08-30
- ctakes-3.1.1 on 2013-12-05

Development:
The committee is actively working and planning for the future release.
Some of the planned code changes for the upcoming release includes:
- YTEX (Yale Extensions for Apache cTAKES) has been committed to sandbox.
Key features include storing annotations into an relational db, exporting
annotation to data mining toolkits (WEKA, R, Matlab, etc.).
- New faster dictionary lookup component has been committed to sandbox
- New temporal relations component in progress
- Various bug fixes and code enhancements tracked by Jira

Community:
Last Committers/PMC:
Murali Nagendranath (2013-10-21)
Vijay Garla (2013-11-16)
dev mailing list subscribers count: 103 (+9 since last report)
user mailing list subscribers count: 91 (+10 since last report)

18 Dec 2013 [Pei J Chen / Sam]

Apache cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is a
natural language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from
electronic medical record clinical free-text.

Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Releases:
- ctakes-3.0.0-incubating on 2013-02-22
- ctakes-3.1.0 on 2013-08-30
- ctakes-3.1.1 on 2013-12-05

Development:
During the last quarter, the committee released 3.1.1 of Apache cTAKES.
The committee is actively working and planning for the future release Some of
the planned code changes for the upcoming release includes:
- New temporal relations component
- New Medication Extraction component
- Groovy integration to make it easier for users/developers to adopt
- Various bug fixes and code enhancements tracked by Jira

Community:
Vijay joined the cTAKES committee and is planning to contribute
ytex components(Yale extensions to cTAKES).
cTAKES committers (Guergana, Chen, Tim, Dima, Stephen) spoke at AMIA 2014 at
Washington DC in Nov on cTAKES and NLP related topics.
New Committers/PMC:
Murali Nagendranath (2013-10-21)
Vijay Garla (2013-11-16)
dev mailing list subscribers count: 94 (+13 since last report)
user mailing list subscribers count: 81 (+12 since last report)

18 Sep 2013 [Pei J Chen / Sam]

Apache cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is
a natural language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from
electronic medical record clinical free-text.

Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Releases:
- ctakes-3.0.0-incubating on 2013-02-22
- ctakes-3.1.0 on 2013-09-16

Development:
During the last quarter, the committee released 3.1.0 of Apache cTAKES.
The committee is actively working and planning for the future release 3.2,
as well as anticipating creating a bug-fix-only 3.1.1 release.
Some of the planned code changes for 3.2.0 include:
- Enhanced regression testing component
- New temporal relations component
- New medications extraction component
- Various bug fixes and code enhancements tracked by Jira

Community:
We have added John Green as a committer and PMC member since last report.
dev mailing list subscribers count: 81 (+13 since last report)
user mailing list subscribers count: 69 (+11 since last report)

19 Jun 2013 [Pei J Chen / Brett]

Apache cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System)
is a natural language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction
from electronic medical record clinical free-text.

Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Releases:
Last release was created on 22.02.2013 (ctakes-3.0-incubating)

Development:
The committee is actively working on the next release of cTAKES.
The next release is tentatively scheduled for end of June.  To spread
the knowledge, another committer has volunteered (James Masanz) to be
the Release Manager.
Some of the planned code changes include:
- New Dependency Parser/Semantic Role Labeler
- New optional Clear-Based Parts Of Speech Tagger
- New HL7/CDA Sectionizer to identify and normalize EMR Segments
- New Standardized Clinical Element Model Instance Template population
- New regression testing component
- Various bug fixes and code enhancements tracked Jira

Community:
No new committers or PMC members are added since last month.

15 May 2013 [Pei J Chen / Ross]

Apache cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is
a natural language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from
electronic medical record clinical free-text.

Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Releases:
Last release was created on 22.02.2013 (ctakes-3.0-incubating)

Development:

cTAKES has graduated to TLP per board meeting on 20.03.2013.
The code repo and incubator references have been updated to reflect the
new TLP home.  The committee is currently working on the next release of
cTAKES.

Community:
No new committers or PMC members are added since last month.
There has been an increase in user questions on the user and dev mailing
lists presumably indicating more interest in the project and community.
Also, one of the contributors recently contributed a sizable update to one of
the cTAKES components (Dependency Parser) for the future release.
Existing committers have also created a Twitter and LinkedIn account
to help the community grow and thrive.

17 Apr 2013 [Pei J Chen / Doug]

Apache cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is
a natural language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from
electronic medical record clinical free-text.

Issues:
No Board level issues at this time

Releases:
Last release was created on 22.02.2013 (ctakes-3.0-incubating)

Development:
cTAKES has graduated to TLP per board meeting on 20.03.2013.
The common tasks for migration to TLP has been done by Infra.
We are currently in the process of updating incubator links and
references.  The committee is also working on future releases of cTAKES.

Community:
No new committers or PMC members are added.  There has been an
increase in activity on the user and dev mailing lists from users since
graduation presumably indicating more interest in the project and community.

20 Mar 2013

Establish the Apache cTAKES Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
 Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
 Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
 open-source software, for distribution at no charge to the
 public, related to the processing of natural language text from
 the electronic medical record.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache cTAKES Project", be
 and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation;
 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache cTAKES Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to the processing of natural language text from the
 electronic medical record; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache cTAKES" be
 and hereby is created, the person holding such office to serve
 at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair of the
 Apache cTAKES Project, and to have primary responsibility for
 management of the projects within the scope of responsibility
 of the Apache cTAKES Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
 hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
 Apache cTAKES Project:

     * Andy McMurry <andymc@apache.org>
     * Britt Fitch <brittfitch@apache.org>
     * Chen Lin <clin@apache.org>
     * Chris Mattmann <mattmann@apache.org>
     * Ding Cheng Li <leonleeldc@apache.org>
     * Dmitriy Dligach <dligach@apache.org>
     * Grant Ingersoll <gsingers@apache.org>
     * Guergana K. Savova <gsavova@apache.org>
     * Hongfang Liu <liuhongfang@apache.org>
     * James J Masanz <james-masanz@apache.org>
     * Jörn Kottmann <joern@apache.org>
     * Kim Ebert <kebert@apache.org>
     * Matt Coarr <mattcoarr@apache.org>
     * Karthik Sarma <ksarma@apache.org>
     * Pei J Chen <chenpei@apache.org>
     * Scott Russell Halgrim <shalgrim@apache.org>
     * Sean Finan <seanfinan@apache.org>
     * Sean Patrick Murphy <spmurphy50@apache.org>
     * Siddhartha Jonnalagadda <siddhartha@apache.org>
     * Stephen Wu <swu@apache.org>
     * Steven Bethard <stevenbethard@apache.org>
     * Sunghwan Sohn <ssohn@apache.org>
     * Tim Miller <tmill@apache.org>
     * Troy C. Bleeker <bleeker@apache.org>
     * Vinod C Kaggal <vkaggal@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Pei J Chen be
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache cTAKES, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or
 until a successor is appointed; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache cTAKES PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache cTAKES Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache cTAKES Project be and hereby is
 tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator cTAKES podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator cTAKES podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7A, Establish the Apache cTAKES Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

20 Mar 2013

cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is
an natural language processing tool for information extraction from
electronic medical record clinical free-text.

cTAKES has been incubating since 2012-06-11.

Three most important steps moving towards graduation
 Attract new contributors
 Make at least one cTAKES release
 Get everyone's ICLA on file and start developing code at Apache
 and using the infrastructure

Anything required IPMC attention?
 None

Community:
 We added over 10 new committers after the podling was formed.
 We initiated a community VOTE for graduation
 (http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-ctakes-dev/201303.mbox/browser)

Development:
 We successfully produced one released (ctakes-3.0.0-incubating).
 Roadmap has been created on Jira and currently working on future
 releases.


Signed-off-by:
Jörn Kottmann: [ ](ctakes)
Grant Ingersoll: [ ](ctakes)
Chris Mattmann: [X ](ctakes)


Shepherd notes:

19 Dec 2012

cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is a natural
language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from electronic
medical record clinical free-text.

cTAKES was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on Monday, June 11, 2012.

Three most important steps moving towards graduation
 Attract new contributors
 Make at least one cTAKES release
 Get everyone's ICLA on file and start developing code at Apache and using
   the infrastructure

Anything required IPMC attention?
 None

Community:
 We have had additional committers and PPMC members join.
 We have the Software Grants on file from the necessary
  institutions(CTAKES-2).
 We have been using JIRA tickets to replace the Bugs tickets.
 We have been actively using the ASF mailing lists for communication,
  with over 328 mails in ctakes-dev@ in Nov.
 We have initiated a discussion on the road towards graduation
  (http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-ctakes-dev/201211.mbox/%3C924DE05C19409B438EB81DE683A942D923C405%40CHEXMBX1A.CHBOSTON.ORG%3E)

Development:
 We successfully migrated the cTAKES codebase from SourceForge to ASF SVN.
 We have been successfully using Maven builds and ASF Nexus for staging our
   development.
 We have integrated cTAKES with continuous integration using ASF Jenkins.
 We have updated the code base to include ASF copyright headers to source files.
 We have integrated the Apache RAT plug-in for Audit.
 We have updated the README/LICENSE files appropriately.
 We have a release candidate (3.0.0-incubating) pending Review/Vote.
 The ctakes-dev@ discussions have been active.

Signed-off-by: gsingers, jukka, rvs, mattmann

19 Sep 2012

cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is a natural
language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from electronic
medical record clinical free-text.

cTAKES was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on Monday, June 11, 2012.

Three most important steps moving towards graduation

 - Attract new contributors
 - Make at least one cTAKES release
 - Get everyone's ICLA on file and start developing code at Apache and using
   the infrastructure

Anything required IPMC attention?

 Developers are waiting on the SVN load to be completed by INFRA
 https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-5079

Community:

 We have had additional committers and PPMC members join and are
 waiting for one corporate CLA before finalizing the addition
 of three more.

 We have open JIRA tickets to replace the Bugs tickets we still
 had had open on SF.net.

Development:

 - We plan to migrate the entire SVN repo from SourceForge to Apache SVN.
   (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-5079)  Our goal is to create
   an initial 2.6-incubating release after this is done.

 - We have received ICLA's from  Sunghwan Sohn, Hongfang Liu, Stephen Wu,
   Troy Bleeker.

 - We began using Apache's Infrastructure (SVN, Apache CMS, Jira,
   Mailing Lists)

 - The ctakes-dev@ discussions have been active.

Signed-off-by: mattmann

15 Aug 2012

cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is a natural
language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from electronic
medical record clinical free-text.

cTAKES was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on Monday, June 11, 2012.

Three most important steps moving towards graduation

 - Attract new contributors
 - Make at least one cTAKES release
 - Get everyone's ICLA on file and start developing code at Apache and using
   the infrastructure

Anything required IPMC attention?

 No

Community:

 All ICLAs are now on file from initial committers in proposal.

 We have been actively discussing the work going on still at SF.net
 with respect to cTAKES pre-Apache and now Apache cTAKES. Most of the
 cTAKES community here at the ASF is learning the ASF model and infra.
 There was an active discussion regarding the proposed release of cTAKES
 at SF.net (2.6) and Chris and Jörn suggested that the release should be
 made at Apache. The team is now progressing towards that goal. We are
 in the process of attracting new contributors and building the community, so
 far focusing on contributors from the SF.net project from Boston Children's
 Hospital, MITRE Corp., Mayo Clinic, and Colorado University.

Development:

 - We plan to migrate the entire SVN repo from SourceForge to Apache SVN.
   (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-5079)  Our goal is to create
   an initial 2.6-incubating release after this is done.

 - We have received ICLA's from  Sean Finan, Tim Miller, Dmitry Dligach,
   Vinod Kaggal

 - We began using Apache's Infrastructure (SVN, Apache CMS, Jira,
   Mailing Lists)

 - The ctakes-dev@ discussions have been very active with over 182 mails
   within the last month.

Signed-off-by: mattmann, jukka

25 Jul 2012

cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System) is a natural
language processing (NLP) tool for information extraction from electronic
medical record clinical free-text.

cTAKES was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on Monday, June 11, 2012.

Three most important steps moving towards graduation

 - Attract new contributors
 - Make at least one cTAKES release
 - Get everyone's ICLA on file and start developing code at Apache and using
   the infrastructure

Anything required IPMC attention?

 No

Community:

 We are still wrapping up getting a few ICLAs for Guergana Savova and for
 Sean Finan. So far, little mailing list discussion, but the project is
 getting bootstrapped. The next step will be to start developing on list
 and getting the project going.

 Jörn Kottmann who originally volunteered to Champion the project, was
 elected to the IPMC and can now officially be our Champion. Congrats Jörn!

 The light discussion on the mailing list is because there will be another
 release on the old sourceforge site before the migration to the apache svn
 and name space updates.

Development:

 So far, nothing much other than getting mailing lists set up, and other
 infrastructure tasks that can be tracked at:
 https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4910

Signed off by mentor: mattmann