The Java-based technology enables the analysis of information in unstructured files such as documents, images, comments, email messages and multimedia files.
Rather than perform search queries based on keywords, UIMA allows users to look for concepts and related topics.
"We are making UIMA available to the open source community to encourage innovation and allow analytics software tools from multiple sources to work together and build on each other," said Nelson Mattos, vice president of information and interaction at IBM Research.
UIMA was first unveiled in 2004 and was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and IBM.
The technology has been adopted by several organisations including the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a foundation to develop knowledge management applications.
IBM will act as the project's steward for now, but intends to move UIMA to a full open source community development model later this year.
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