Paper: Automatic Annotation Suggestions and Custom Annotation Layers in WebAnno

ACL ID P14-5016
Title Automatic Annotation Suggestions and Custom Annotation Layers in WebAnno
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

In this paper, we present a flexible ap- proach to the efficient and exhaustive man- ual annotation of text documents. For this purpose, we extend WebAnno (Yimam et al., 2013) an open-source web-based an- notation tool. 1 While it was previously limited to specific annotation layers, our extension allows adding and configuring an arbitrary number of layers through a web-based UI. These layers can be an- notated separately or simultaneously, and support most types of linguistic annota- tions such as spans, semantic classes, de- pendency relations, lexical chains, and morphology. Further, we tightly inte- grate a generic machine learning compo- nent for automatic annotation suggestions of span annotations. In two case studies, we show that automatic annotation sug- gestions, combined with ou...