After looking at a lot of Java/JVM based NLP libraries listed on Awesome AI/ML/DL, I decided to pick the Apache OpenNLP library. One of the reasons comes from the fact that another developer (who had a look at it previously) recommended it. Besides, it’s an Apache project; they have been great supporters of F/OSS Java projects for the last two decades or so (see Wikipedia). It also goes without saying that Apache OpenNLP is backed by the Apache 2.0 license.
In addition, this tweet from an NLP researcher added some more confidence to my choice: