99% of open source research tools become zombies.

As natural language processing software focusing on clinical research, cTAKES is a bit unique in the Apache world.  While it is used by federal agencies, hospitals, insurance agencies and even web-crawler startups, most code contributions come from university student and faculty researchers.

We compare and contrast academic and industry-led software efforts, share strategies to keep academic software alive, plus recount a variety of stories both fairy tale and tragedy.

 

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