Annotation Guidelines

In the previous section, we described how to use the tool and how to assign tags. In the following, we give you guidelines regarding which tag should be assigned to a particular kind of text.

Simple, isn't it? You will notice that on some pages you can only highlight very large areas, on others the choices are less restricted. If you tag an element, the tag assigned is propagated to all elements that are contained in this area. However, if you are not sure whether a specific element is entailed, just tag it too to be on the safe side (remember the sidebar option mentioned in the previous section!).

In a previous section, we said that as a rule of thumb, it often makes sense to tag everything in red ('bad'), from top to bottom, and only then to start tagging smaller pieces in yellow or green ('uncertain' or 'good', respectively). The easiest way to tag a whole page red is to tag the outermost rim of the page and tag that as 'bad'. Due to the tag propagation, the whole page is now tagged as 'bad'. If you want to make sure that this is so, check the sidebar (see above).

This may all be a bit confusing now. But fear not, in the next sections you will have the possibility to check whether you understood everything.

egon w. stemle 2010-08-31