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Help:How to annotate in TypeCraft - a practical guide

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TypeCraft 2.0 Editor

Since the fall of 2014, TypeCraft offers a new editor which allows a better integration of text-and sentence-level annotations. While text-level annotation allows you to annotate for discourse propterties, here called Senses, the sentence-level annotation allows for Valence annotations on the global-level and for lexical and functional annotation of words and morphemes.

Consider the screenshot of the TypeCraft 2.0 editor (TC2-editor) below

Figure1 Editor Views illusting different annotation levels


In the background of screenshot to the left, showing the TC2-editor, we see the editor's text area which contains green, not yet instantiated, phrases and blue, instantiated phrases.

To the right of the screenshot, we see an input matrix which is used to enter Metadata information about the text.

In the forground to the left, the Sense annotation viewer is shown. It visualised Sense-tags though colour coding. By pointing at words also Sense-tags can be made visible.

The Interlinear Glossed Text (IGT) editor in the centre of the screenshot shows the different levels of annotation, either in the form of a string of annotations (for valence) or directly in form of a specific tier. Notice that the valence annotation is shown above the annotation table. It is called construction description, and the tags are referred to as "global tags".

We will now discuss how you can use the TC2 editor to add different layers of annotations to a text. Also the TypeCraft 1.0 editor is still available for use, and we will maintain it until summer 2015.


TypeCraft 2.0 search and export of data are discussed in seperate sections.



Using the TC2 editor for texts that have been created with the TC1 editor

When your open a text that contains or consists of material annotated in the TC1 editor TypeCraft will pop-up a window and ask:


Your text has been created in the old editor. TypeCraft recommends the new editor and would  like to convert this text before opening it in the new editor. 
Note that the conversion cannot be reversed. If you would like to know more about the new editor before you decide by clicking on YES or NO below, 
please go to the TypeCraft Help page (and a link to the present page will follow)
YES   NO


When pressing YES the text will open in the TC2-editor, otherwise the text will open in the old editor. We will maintain the old editor until summer 2015.