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A backend store for the Annotator

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Annotator Store

This is a backend store for Annotator.

Getting going

You'll need a recent version of Python (>=2.6) and ElasticSearch (>=1.0.0) installed (although see "ElasticSearch compatibility" below).

The quickest way to get going requires the pip and virtualenv tools (easy_install virtualenv will get them both). Run the following in the repository root:

virtualenv pyenv
source pyenv/bin/activate
pip install -e .
cp annotator.cfg.example annotator.cfg
python run.py

You should see something like:

* Running on http://127.0.0.1:5000/
* Restarting with reloader...

If you wish to customize the configuration of the Annotator Store, make your changes to annotator.cfg or dive into run.py.

Store API

The Store API is designed to be compatible with the Annotator. The annotation store, a JSON-speaking REST API, will be mounted at /api by default. See the Annotator documentation for details.

Running tests

We use nosetests to run tests. You can just pip install nosetests mock, ensure ElasticSearch is running, and then:

$ nosetests
....................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ran 52 tests in 3.233s

OK

Alternatively (and preferably), you should install Tox, and then run tox. This will run the tests against multiple versions of Python (if you have them installed).

Please open an issue if you find that the tests don't all pass on your machine, making sure to include the output of pip freeze.

Elasticsearch compatibility

The store should ideally be run against Elasticsearch version 1.0.0 or greater, but can also be run against the legacy 0.90.x series (and possibly even earlier) if desired. In order to do this, set the following configuration option:

ELASTICSEARCH_COMPATIBILITY_MODE = 'pre-1.0.0'

and ensure that you have installed a version of the elasticsearch library from the 0.4.x series:

pip install 'elasticsearch>0.4,<0.5'

NB: This mode of operation is deprecated. Support will be dropped for Elasticsearch 0.90.x in the future.

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