[Corpora-List] brat rapid annotation tool v1.1p1 (Albatross) release announcement

Pontus Stenetorp pontus at stenetorp.se
Tue Apr 3 11:06:57 CEST 2012

Dear Corpora List Members and Emad Mohamed,

My apologies for not replying yesterday, I have been pre-occupied with a paper submission and have now begun catching up with my e-mail correspondence. As noted in the original brat announcement e-mail, please feel free to contact any of the developers with questions to increase your chances of a faster reply in case one of us is unable to respond immediately, that is:

Pontus Stenetorp (Aizawa lab, University of Tokyo) <pontus at stenetorp.se>

Goran Topić (Tsujii lab, University of Tokyo) <goran at is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

Sampo Pyysalo (NaCTeM and University of Manchester) <sampo.pyysalo at gmail.com>

Tomoko Ohta (Tsujii lab, University of Tokyo) <okap at is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

Now, to address your question I have opened a new issue on our public issue tracker (linked below, feel free to use the issue tracker to file bugs and feature requests). Arabic support has come up previously in private correspondence but let us see if it can be resolved.


Best regards,

Pontus Stenetorp

University of Tokyo

On 3 April 2012 17:12, Emad Mohamed <emohamed at umail.iu.edu> wrote:
> Hello All Corpora members,
> I sent this question to Pontus Stenetorp, but got no reply. Maybe one of you
> can help.
> Hello Pontus,
> We have started using your brat annotation tool here , and it's working
> great. We do, however, have one issue with the right to left display in
> Arabic. While Arabic goes from right to left, I cannot find a way
> to accommodate the tags that have to go from left to right.  Is there some
> way to get that fixed?
> We appreciate your effort, and await your answer.
> Best,
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 5:56 AM, Pontus Stenetorp <pontus at stenetorp.se>
> wrote:
>> Dear colleagues,
>> We are proud to make this first public announcement of the brat rapid
>> annotation tool, a free, open-source, web-based tool for text
>> annotation visualisation and editing, available from:
>>    http://brat.nlplab.org/
>> brat is fully configurable and can support a wide variety of
>> annotation tasks, including, for example:
>> * entity mention ("named entity") annotation
>> * binary relation annotation
>> * dependency syntactic annotation
>> * structured, n-ary event annotation
>> The tool also provides annotation support features such as text and
>> annotation search with detailed constraints, keyword-in-context
>> concordancing, and integrated configurable checking of task-specific
>> semantic constraints.
>> brat is developed as a collaborative effort between several research
>> groups as an open source project (MIT license), and we warmly welcome
>> contributions and participation from the community, including feature
>> requests.
>> We hope this tool will prove valuable to the natural language processing
>> community, and will gladly answer questions and welcome any feedback.
>> brat will be presented at the EACL 2012 system demonstration session:
>>    Stenetorp et al., brat: a Web-based Tool for NLP-Assisted Text
>> Annotation
>> links:
>>    brat homepage: http://brat.nlplab.org/
>>    brat code repository: http://github.com/nlplab/brat
>>    NaCTeM page on brat: http://www.nactem.ac.uk/brat-annotation/
>>    EACL demo session: http://eacl2012.org/system-demonstration/
>> the brat developers:
>>    Pontus Stenetorp (Aizawa lab, University of Tokyo)
>> <pontus at stenetorp.se>
>>    Goran Topić (Tsujii lab, University of Tokyo)
>> <goran at is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
>>    Sampo Pyysalo (NaCTeM and University of Manchester)
>> <sampo.pyysalo at gmail.com>
>>    Tomoko Ohta (Tsujii lab, University of Tokyo) <okap at is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
>> brat development is supported by:
>>    Aizawa laboratory, University of Tokyo
>>    Tsujii laboratory, University of Tokyo
>>    NaCTeM and University of Manchester
>> Best regards,
>>    the brat developers
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> Emad Mohamed
> aka Emad Nawfal
> Computational Linguist
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