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IJCTE 2016 Vol.8(1): 88-93 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2016.V8.1025

Developing a Collaborative Annotation System for Historical Documents by Multiple Humanities Researchers

Takafumi Sato, Makoto Goto, Fuminori Kimura, and Akira Maeda
Abstract—This paper describes a prototype Web-based system for collaboratively making annotations on historical documents by multiple humanities researchers who are distant from each other.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.

Index Terms—Annotation suggestion, historical documents, web-based system.

T. Sato is with the Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan (e-mail: is0069kh@ed.ritsumei.ac.jp).
M. Goto is with the Faculty of Letters, Hanazono University, Kyoto, Japan (e-mail: m-goto@hanazono.ac.jp).
F. Kimura is with Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan (e-mail: fkimura@is.ritsumei.ac.jp).
A. Maeda is with College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan (e-mail: amaeda@is.ritsumei.ac.jp).

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Cite:Takafumi Sato, Makoto Goto, Fuminori Kimura, and Akira Maeda, "Developing a Collaborative Annotation System for Historical Documents by Multiple Humanities Researchers," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 88-93, 2016.

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