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Digital tools for semantic annotation: the WoPoss use case

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Bermúdez Sabel Helena,
Project A world of possibilities. Modal pathways on the extra-long period: the diachrony of modality in the Latin language
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Bulletin de linguistique et des sciences du langage
Volume (Issue) 30(1)
Page(s) 1 - 15
Title of proceedings Bulletin de linguistique et des sciences du langage
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.3572410

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Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)


This paper examines the use of annotation platforms to perform semantic annotation of textual contents. It will focus on a specific tool called INCEpTION. This review stems from a project that studies modality in Latin from a diachronic perspective; thus, the analysis emanates from the development of an annotation pipeline for this particular use case. The paper will briefly overview the role of semantic annotation in the project so as to delve into the specific requirements of the annotation process and how a customized tool assists in this procedure. After justifying the selection of INCEpTION over other annotation environments, a description of the functionalities of the tool is presented. The paper continues with a discussion of the tool’s customization that was undertaken in order to meet the requirements of the project. This part draws attention at how the annotation challenges were tackled. To conclude, a general reflection on the use of annotation platforms is presented.