Editing Modes

TextAE works in one of the three modes described below:

View mode ()

  • The content (text and annotations) cannot be changed, but only viewed.
  • When a label is a URL (or associated with a URL), it will become a link to the URL.
  • A span of the text in TextAE can be selected for copy & paste.

Term edit mode ()

  • Term annotations can be created and edited.
  • A term annotation involves selection of a text span (by a mouse drag-and-drop operation) and specification of the type of the term represented by the text span.
  • The text span for a term annotation is relatively short, e.g., a word or a number of words.

Block edit mode ()

  • Block annotations can be created and edited.
  • Similarly to term annotation, a block annotation involves selection of a text span (by a mouse drag-and-drop operation) and specification of the type of the block represented by selected text span.
  • The text span for a block is relatively long, e.g., a sentence or a phrase.

Relation edit mode ()

  • Relation annotation can be created and edited.
  • The view mode will be automatically changed to the Full View mode.