Still Running The UIMA Tutorial. Thinking About Adding Brat Integration

I have been running the UIMA tutorial which I still need to complete.  I am interested to discover how I can search for PEAR files so that I can reuse existing annotators out of the box (ways of analysing documents).  I want such annotators as an HTML to TEXT convertor that gives me a handle on heading titles and their associated sub paragraphs.  For feature extraction and automated learning I will want to associate headings with their associated paragraphs.

Once I have got this far I will want to see whether integration of BRAT is a good idea for user presentation and collaboration purposes (See http://brat.nlplab.org/index.html).  I will then be looking at POS (Parts Of Speech) tagging.  It does appear unsurprisingly perhaps that others have already trod this path in thinking of combining BRAT and a UIMA application. But I am thinking of integrating and building so much more that.  More news when I get there…