Paper: Anafora: A Web-based General Purpose Annotation Tool

ACL ID N13-3004
Title Anafora: A Web-based General Purpose Annotation Tool
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2013

Anafora is a newly-developed open source web-based text annotation tool built to be lightweight, flexible, easy to use and capa- ble of annotating with a variety of schemas, simple and complex. Anafora allows se- cure web-based annotation of any plaintext file with both spanned (e.g. named entity or markable) and relation annotations, as well as adjudication for both types of annota- tion. Anafora offers automatic set assignment and progress-tracking, centralized and human- editable XML annotation schemas, and file- based storage and organization of data in a human-readable single-file XML format.