This page explains how to config TextAE. Note that the configuration is necessary before starting an annotation task.
TextAE configuration editor¶
TextAE configuration editor is developed as a web-based tool for configuring
TextAE. Before using
TextAE for annotation, you should define annotation labels and their color coding in advance. (See annotation label palette.) Besides that, there are two kinds of characters need to be defined in advance.That is, the delimiter characters and the non-edge characters. Refer to textae.pdf for the detailed explanation about the two characters.
When you have already had a configuration file at hand¶
If you have already made your own configuration file and saved that file to your local machine, you can load that configuration file to the configuration editor server. Then the content of your configuration file can be viewed or edited online. Here is the example configuration file. Please note that the file selection looks different on different browser.
When you have already known the location of your configuration file on server¶
If you have already made the configuration file and saved that file on the configuration editor server, input the url of that configuration file. Then the content of your configuration file can be viewed or edited on line. EX:
When you need to make a configuration file from scratch¶
TextAE offers two types of annotation, i.e. span annotation and relation annotation.
- Name, input the name of annotation label
- Colour, click to choose the colour for the previously inputted annotation label
- URI, ex,
- Default, choose one label as the default one during annotation
- Add more, add new annotation label, delimiter character or non-edge character
- Remove, remove no longer needed one
Delimiter characters and non-edge characters
- A span selection can begin and stop before or after a delimiter character.
- A span can not begin with or end in any non-edge character.
A typical set of delimiter characters includes whitespace characters and punctuation symbols, while a typical set of non-edge characters includes whitespace characters.
Screenshot of the User Interface