[Elsnet-list] New annotation tool: WebAnnotator

Xavier Tannier xtannier at limsi.fr
Wed Mar 14 08:52:03 CET 2012


*WebAnnotator* is a new tool for annotating Web pages implemented at 
LIMSI. Giving it a try will take you no more than 10 minutes.

WebAnnotator is implemented as a *Firefox extension*, allowing 
annotation of both *offline and inline pages*. The HTML rendering is 
fully preserved and all annotations consist in new HTML spans with 
specific styles.
WebAnnotator provides an easy and general-purpose framework and is made 
available under CeCILL free license (close to GNU GPL), so that use and 
further contributions are made simple.

WebAnnotator can be downloaded on the official Mozilla web page : 
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/webannotator/.
A quick manual can be found here : 
http://perso.limsi.fr/Individu/xtannier/en/WebAnnotator/

All parts of an HTML document can be annotated: text, images, videos, 
tables, menus, etc. The annotations are created by simply selecting a 
part of the document and clicking on the relevant type and subtypes. The 
annotated elements are then highlighted in a specific color. Annotation 
schemas can be defined by the user by creating a simple DTD representing 
the types and subtypes that must be highlighted. Finally, annotations 
can be saved (HTML with highlighted parts of documents) or exported (in 
a machine-readable format).

WebAnnotator will be presented at *LREC conference* in May 2012.



-- 
Xavier Tannier
Associate Professor
LIMSI-CNRS (bureau 12, RdC)
Université Paris-Sud 11
B.P. 133
91403 ORSAY CEDEX
FRANCE

http://www.limsi.fr/~xtannier/ <http://www.limsi.fr/%7Extannier/>
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