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Annotation: textual media for cooperation


This paper aims at describing an annotating model used to underlie a collaborative annotation tool development. Annotating becomes more and more important, as digital documents become central in work situations. Supports for deliberation and arguing around these documents are needed. In this article, we propose a definition of annotation merging Semantic Web view of annotation (tagging) and Social Web view of annotation (comments). We are also presenting existing annotation tools classified according to the Computational/Cognitive dichotomy of annotation definition that we propose, and conclude on the need to develop an annotation tool merging the social annotation to enable discourse about a document in a distributed environment and to support it by way of indexing (computational annotation). Our design process for this annotation tool consists in starting from an annotating model inspired from humanities theories. After a review of main models fitting to our purpose, we conclude by deploring the lack of interaction representation in cognitive models of comprehension or text creation, and the low focus on the annotating production. We then propose a model inspired from the medieval rhetorical discourse production. We finally detail its ongoing implementation and discuss how it fits basic features of cooperative annotating.
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hal-02548541 , version 1 (20-04-2020)


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Gaëlle Lortal, Myriam Lewkowicz, Amalia Todirascu-Courtier. Annotation: textual media for cooperation. International Workshop on Annotation for Collaboration - Methods, Tools and Practices (IWAC), Nov 2005, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02548541⟩
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