Re: Corpora: tools for collaborative annotation

From: Christopher Bader (
Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 23:42:55 MET

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    Any database program, such as the open
    source MySQL, should be able to do this.


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    From: "Steven Bird" <>
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    Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 2:34 PM
    Subject: Corpora: tools for collaborative annotation

    > I'm wondering what software exists for collaborative annotation. By
    > collaborative annotation I mean the process by which two or more people
    > may be geographically separated simultaneously assign linguistic tags to
    > the same raw material (text, audio, video, ...). Each annotator is able
    > view the work of the others, taking it into consideration while
    > For instance, a multilayer annotation containing some combination of
    > syntactic and discourse level markup may depend on critical judgements
    > by geographically separated specialists. The decisions made by any one of
    > them may benefit from seeing the work of the others.
    > (Non-examples are projects having a pipeline structure, where multiple
    > layers are created one at a time, and where layer n annotation doesn't
    > begin until layer n-1 is complete. Of course these are also collaborative
    > to an extent, but the collaboration is not simultaneous and
    > Please let me know of any projects or tools that may be relevant.
    > Many thanks,
    > Steven Bird
    > --
    > Assoc Director, LDC; Adj Assoc Prof, CIS & Linguistics
    > Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania
    > 3615 Market St, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2608

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