Document Mark-Up for Different Users and Purposes

TitleDocument Mark-Up for Different Users and Purposes
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2013
AuthorsKing, David, and David R. Morse
EditorGaroufallou, Emmanouel, and Jane Greenberg
Conference NameMetadata and Semantics Research
Series TitleCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Conference LocationThessaloniki, Greece
Keywordsmark-up; XML annotation; stand-off annotation; biodiversity

Semantic enhancement of texts aids their use by researchers. However, mark-up of large bodies of text is slow and requires precious expert resources. The task could be automated if there were marked-up texts to train and test mark-up tools. This paper looks at the re-purposing of texts originally marked-up to support taxonomists to provide computer scientists with training and test data for their mark-up tools. The re-purposing highlighted some key differences in the requirements of taxonomists and computer scientists and their approaches to mark-up.

Refereed DesignationRefereed