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RE: A simple Annotation System

From: Laurent Denoue <Denoue@fxpal.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 10:09:14 -0800
Message-ID: <53FD1D7F63772A4A810338B9388D38230DBB72@pobox.fxpal.com>
To: "Venkatasubramani S" <venkat@ncb.ernet.in>
Cc: <www-annotation@w3c.org>

I did a similar program during my PhD (Yawas, available from http://www.univ-savoie.fr/labos/syscom/Laurent.Denoue/)
but the implementation you have looks much better.
However, as far as I can tell from the screenshot, I think you could improve something:
- instead of a single icon at the beginning of the selected passage, I think it would be nice to anchor the original selection, say with a highlighted color like in Yawas or with two icons like CritLink.
- let users search for keywords IN THE SELECTIONS
- present the results of the search engine with a document summary. One of my results with Yawas is that the simple
concatenation of the selected passages in a document are good to summarize it (when the highlights have been created by the person searching at least)
- when browsing annotations, again it would be nice to use the selected passages to represent the document. Now, you simply display the document URL. A simple solution would be to display the selected passages when you mouse over the document URL in the list.

I also have a few questions:
- how did you manage to annotate PDF documents? Do you simply annotate the whole document or can you select some text as well?
- can you annotate part of a picture or only the whole picture? How do the annotations appear in the original document?

Very nice work!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Venkatasubramani S [mailto:venkat@ncb.ernet.in]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 8:17 PM
> To: www-annotation@w3.org
> Subject: A simple Annotation System
> Hi,
> 	We, at NCST Bangalore, have developed a simple 
> annotation system. The
> following are some of the functionalities supported :
> 1) Making Annotations on ANY resource that can be viewed in a 
> browser (
> Currently only MS Internet Explorer is supported )
> 2) Storing annotations locally/posting to a central server
> 3) Viewing annotations (Local & from one/more annotation servers)
> 4) SEARCHING for annotations
> 5) Replying to annotations made by others.
> 	The client is a plug-in for MS Internet Explorer (a 
> toolbar & a explorer
> bar). The annotation server was developed in Java.
> For more details, please visit 
> http://www.ncb.ernet.in/groups/dake/annotate/
> Thank you.
> Venkatasubramani S,
> R & D Staff Scientist,
> National Centre for Software Technology,
> Bangalore - 561 229,
> India,
> Ph : +91-080-8523300 Ext 2422,
> URL : http://www.ncb.ernet.in/~venkat/
Received on Wednesday, 27 November 2002 13:09:36 UTC

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