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Introduction

At a glance

Welcome! This is the expert.ai Studio user manual.

Studio is the integrated development environment (IDE) where you design text intelligence engines tailored to your document classification and information extraction needs.
With Studio you develop, test and deploy your engines. Combined with a source-control management system like Git, Studio allows a development team to work collaboratively on the same projects.

This manual explains how Studio is made and how to use it. If you look for information on Studio programming languages, see the languages reference guide.

This manual is divided as follows:

  • Getting started: how to quickly get Studio up & running.
  • User interface reference: the complete reference to all elements of the IDE.
  • Project structure: the description of the file-system structure of projects.
  • How-to-guide: a comprehensive collection of step-by-step procedures that explain how to carry out various development and management activities.
  • Configuration properties: the description of the Studio settings.

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A professional IDE

Studio is based on the IntelliJ IDEA, a well-established IDE for developing software applications. It is adopted by a vast community of developers and designed to maximize productivity.

IntelliJ IDEA provides coding assistance features like:

  • Smart code completion.
  • Automatic formatting (indentation, white space).
  • Syntax highlighting.
  • Advanced multi-line search & replace with regular expressions.
  • "Find in path" with preview.
  • "TODO" comments.
  • Find usages of specific rules element.
  • Graphical XML editing support.

IntelliJ IDEA can be enriched by adding plugins, which can be downloaded and installed either from IntelliJ IDEA website or through the IDE's built-in plugin search & install feature. There are thousands of plugins available, you can for example install specific views for manipulating regular expressions or XML files.

Please refer to the IntelliJ IDEA documentation for all the information about its standard features.