Thursday, February 17, 2011

Text-Image Linking Environment

The Text-Image Linking Environment is a tool to link a transcription to the image of a text.

The Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) is a web-based tool for creating and editing image-based electronic editions and digital archives of humanities texts.
This initial release of TILE features tools for importing and exporting transcript lines and images of text, an image markup tool, a semi-automated line recognizer that tags regions of text within an image, and plugin architecture to extend the functionality of the software.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DBpedia Spotlight - Text Annotation Toolkit released

Interesting tool released from DBpedia.
We are happy to announce a first release of DBpedia Spotlight - Shedding Light on the Web of Documents.

The amount of data in the Linked Open Data cloud is steadily increasing. Interlinking text documents with this data enables the Web of Data to be used as background knowledge within document-oriented applications such as search and faceted browsing.

DBpedia Spotlight is a tool for annotating mentions of DBpedia resources in text, providing a solution for linking unstructured information sources to the Linked Open Data cloud through DBpedia. The DBpedia Spotlight Architecture is composed by the following modules:
  • Web application, a demonstration client (HTML/Javascript UI) that allows users to enter/paste text into a Web browser and visualize the resulting annotated text.
  • Web Service, a RESTful Web API that exposes the functionality of annotating and/or disambiguating entities in text. The service returns XML, JSON or RDF.
  • Annotation Java / Scala API, exposing the underlying logic that performs the annotation/disambiguation.
  • Indexing Java / Scala API, executing the data processing necessary to enable the annotation/disambiguation algorithms used.
More information about DBpedia Spotlight can be found at: DBpedia Spotlight is provided under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0. Part of the code uses LingPipe under the Royalty Free License.
The source code can be downloaded from: