NetLangEd, A Web Editor to Support Online Comment Annotation

Authors Rui Rodrigues, Cristiana Araújo , Pedro Rangel Henriques

Thumbnail PDF


  • Filesize: 1.75 MB
  • 16 pages

Document Identifiers

Author Details

Rui Rodrigues
  • Departamento de Informática, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Cristiana Araújo
  • Centro Algoritmi, Departamento de Informática, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Pedro Rangel Henriques
  • Centro Algoritmi, Departamento de Informática, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Cite AsGet BibTex

Rui Rodrigues, Cristiana Araújo, and Pedro Rangel Henriques. NetLangEd, A Web Editor to Support Online Comment Annotation. In 10th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2021). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 94, pp. 15:1-15:16, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)


This paper focuses on the scientific areas of Digital Humanities, Social Networks and Inappropriate Social Discourse. The main objective of this research project is the development of an editor that allows researchers in the human and social sciences or psychologists to add their reflections or ideas out coming from reading and analyzing posts and comments of an online corpus . In the present context, the editor is being integrated with the analysis tools available in the NetLang platform. NetLangEd, in addition to allowing the three basic operations of adding, editing and removing annotations, will also offer mechanisms to manage, organize, view and locate annotations, all of which will be performed in an easy, fast and user-friendly way.

Subject Classification

ACM Subject Classification
  • Human-centered computing → Interactive systems and tools
  • Software and its engineering → Application specific development environments
  • Online Annotation tool
  • Document Markup System
  • Text Editor
  • Discourse Analysis


  • Access Statistics
  • Total Accesses (updated on a weekly basis)
    PDF Downloads


  1. Raphael Cohen-Almagor. Countering hate on the internet. Annual Review of Law and Ethics, 2014. Google Scholar
  2. Karmen Erjavec. "You don't understand, this is a new war!" Analysis of hate speech in news web sites' comments. Mass Communication and Society, 2012. Google Scholar
  3. Nor Fariza, Hazita Azman, and Afendi Hamat. Investigating students' use of online annotation tool in an online reading environment. 3L: Language, Linguistics, Literature, 19:87-101, 2013. Google Scholar
  4. Ian Glover, Zhijie Xu, and Glenn Hardaker. Online annotation - research and practices. Computers & Education, 49(4):1308-1320, 2007. Google Scholar
  5. David John Harvey. Dangerous speech - some legislative proposals. SSRN Electronic Journal, 2019. Google Scholar
  6. Anjali Jindia and Sonal Chawla. Annotations in e-learning. International Journal of Computers & Technology, 12:3852-3859, 2013. Google Scholar
  7. Ricardo Kawase, Eelco Herder, and Wolfgang Nejdl. A comparison of paper-based and online annotations in the workplace. In Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines. EC-TEL 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 240-253, 2009. Google Scholar
  8. Jingyan Lu and Liping Deng. Examining students’ use of online annotation tools in support of argumentative reading. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013. Google Scholar
  9. Silvana Neshkovska and Zorica Trajkova. The essentials of hate speech. International Journal of Education TEACHER, 2017. Google Scholar
  10. Chikashi Nobata, Joel Tetreault, Achint Thomas, Yashar Mehdad, and Yi Chang. Abusive language detection in online user content. Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '16, 2016. Google Scholar
  11. Ilia A. Ovsiannikov, Michael A. Arbib, and Thomas H. McNeill. Annotation technology. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 50(4):329-362, 1999. Google Scholar
  12. Alexandra A. Siegel. Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field, Prospects for Reform, pages 56-88. Cambridge University Press, 2020. Google Scholar
  13. Stefanie Ullmann and Marcus Tomalin. Quarantining online hate speech: technical and ethical perspectives. Ethics and Information Technology, 2019. Google Scholar
  14. Joanna Wolfe and CM Neuwirth. From the margins to the center - the future of annotation. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 2001. Google Scholar
Questions / Remarks / Feedback

Feedback for Dagstuhl Publishing

Thanks for your feedback!

Feedback submitted

Could not send message

Please try again later or send an E-mail