—This paper describes a prototype Web-based
system for collaboratively making annotations on historical
documents by multiple humanities researchers who are distant
from each other. The target document of this study is “Todaiji
Yoroku”, which was written in the 12th century in Japan, and
the system is supposed to be used by humanities researchers
who are actually making annotations to this document. We have
implemented the system for humanities researchers and
evaluated the effectiveness of the proposed method through
experiments. The unique features of the proposed system are; 1)
multiple users can make annotations to the same document
simultaneously; 2) suggestion function of annotation, which
highlights parts of the text that are likely to be annotated, using
information such as existing annotation strings and their
surrounding words in the text. In this paper, we especially focus
on the feature of suggestion of annotation.
—Annotation suggestion, historical documents,
T. Sato is with the Graduate School of Information Science and
Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan (e-mail:
M. Goto is with the Faculty of Letters, Hanazono University, Kyoto,
Japan (e-mail: email@example.com).
F. Kimura is with Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan
University, Kyoto, Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
A. Maeda is with College of Information Science and Engineering,
Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Takafumi Sato, Makoto Goto, Fuminori Kimura, and Akira Maeda, "Developing a Collaborative Annotation System for Historical Documents by Multiple Humanities Researchers," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 88-93, 2016.