LINGUIST List 25.4258

Mon Oct 27 2014

Software: WebAnno 2

Editor for this issue: Damir Cavar <>

Date: 17-Sep-2014
From: Richard Eckart de Castilho <>
Subject: WebAnno 2
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We are pleased to announce the release of

WebAnno 2 (v2.0.10) (
a web-based annotation tool for a wide range of annotations.

Major improvements since WebAnno 1
- added ability to create custom annotation layers
- added ability to have an arbitrary number of features on annotations
- added automatic prediction of span annotations
- improved support for chain/set annotations
- improved support for TCF
- improved performance of the annotation UI
- new WebAnno tab-separated file format

A brand new set of tutorial videos for WebAnno 2 is available on
YouTube (

You can test WebAnno 2 on our public demo.
Username: guest
Password: guest

The new version can be downloaded from Google Code (
Please observe the upgrade and installation instructions.

License and System requirements
WebAnno is provided as open source software under the
Apache License version 2.

Running WebAnno requires Java version 6 or higher.
A MySQL database and Tomcat server are recommended.
We offer standalone version for testing that requires only
Java 6 or higher and no additional database or server.

WebAnno works best with Chrome and Safari.

-- the WebAnno 2 developer team

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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