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A Semi-automatized Modular Annotation Tool for Ancient Manuscript Annotation

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Proceedings (peer-reviewed)
Author Seuret Mathias, Bouillon Manuel, Simistira Fotini, Würsch Marcel, Liwicki Marcus, Ingold Rolf,
Project HisDoc III : Large-Scale Historical Document Classification
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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Page(s) 340 - 344
Title of proceedings 2018 13th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS)
DOI 10.1109/das.2018.80


In this paper, we present DIVAnnotation, an ancient document annotation tool which is freely available as open source. This software is easily modular thanks to the splitting of the different annotation steps through the use of a tabbed graphical user interface. State-of-the-art document image analysis methods are included through web services, thus allowing users to generate automatically annotations and correct them manually when needed. The annotations are stored into a highly structured TEI file which makes data access and manipulation simple. A Java library for managing TEI files generated by DIVAnnotation is also provided as open source.