EES basics

EES rules and their execution

Entity Extraction Scripts are written as a sequence of rules. Each rule works on a graph (which is a sequence of nodes and links - see The Text Graph) and attempts to:

Within each text block, rules execute in order of being written, with output of each rule available to the rules that follow. If multiple EES files are used then they are applied to each text block in the sequence they appear in the Document Processing Configuration.

Rule matching is greedy. If, starting on an arbitrary node, the same rule can be matched in several ways, the longest is chosen.

Basic syntax of EES rules