[humanities-dev] Rendering *lots* of annotations

Christian Morbidoni christian.morbidoni at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 15:43:51 UTC 2012

I didn't meant to criticize, really :-).
I like the mokup a lot and completely agree on showing annotation a
side.  As well as I think using colors is good.
We are also doing it in Semlib...even if is more tricky for us as
annotations (being triples) can refer to multiple text pieces.



On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM, Tom Oinn <tomoinn at crypticsquid.com> wrote:
> On 12 April 2012 15:46, Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Hi Christian,
>> You highlight an important point.
>> Tom can correct me if I am wrong, but the idea is that by default a 'clean'
>> text is displayed.
> There will be controls to determine which annotations are displayed,
> if any. This is just a stress test to check whether, in the unlikely
> event of the user wanting it, we can display a lot of annotations all
> at once - better to be able to do it and have it turned off than have
> the thing crash if it's turned on!
>> I think what Tom is trying to show here is that the system he has developed
>> so far can actually cope with lots of overlapping annotations something that
>> has been problematic for the Annotator.
> Absolutely.
> Getting a bit closer to that mockup, annotations now link out to what
> will become annotation summaries (they're just dummy elements at the
> moment but the bar on the right will show summary information for each
> annotation). I know it's not very clear at the moment, I'm working on
> making it more obvious which annotations apply to which summary -
> partly this is colour selection which in this example is completely
> random!
> http://i.imgur.com/lU3np.png - the panel on the right scrolls when
> there are too many annotation summaries, this example has about 60
> annotations which is probably more than we'll typically need to
> display.
> Tom
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