Standard Annotation Functionality

 

 

Function

Stage 3 status

Comment

1.                 

 

There should be synergy between the features available in data annotation. The look, feel and features should be consistent.

 

 

 

High

Done in RS3.3

2.                 

 

Creating a point or region on an image as an overlay that can be used as the subject of an annotation.

 

 

High

Done in RS3.3

3.                 

 

A point should be indicated using a dot or a choice of marker which might be appropriate.

 

 

High

Done in RS3.3

4.                 

 

A region should be a line, square, rectangle, circle or drawn using a freehand tool. Different colors should be available for regions and points to ensure they can be seen on different images.

 

 

Medium-low

Done in RS3.3

5.                 

 

The freehand tool should be able to trace from point to point and connect the first and last points. (polygon)

 

 

Medium low

Done in RS3.3

6.                 

Annotations should record the person who made the annotation and the date and time. This should conform to attribution requirements. (Linked to the registry).

 

 

 

High

Done in RS3.3

7.                 

 

The tool should provide a box with the annotation point or region that allows the entry of text in context. Text should also be editable in the main “discussion/annotation” panel.

 

 

Medium

Done in RS3.3

8.                 

 

There should be a separate panel providing the following functionality;

 

 

High

 

9.                 

 

The annotations should be available as a panel (discussion forum type functionality) in the same way as data annotation.

 

 

High

Done in RS3.3

10.             

 

The annotations displayed in the panel should be linked to the annotation point or region in the image and vice versa. Clicking on a annotation text will direct focus to the annotation region on the image. Clicking on a annotation point or region should give focus to the annotation text in the discussion panel.

 

 

High

Done in RS3.3

11.             

 

It should be possible create an annotation that is linked to a piece of text within another annotation text. i.e. create a point or region on an image, annotate and link to a substring in another annotation. See http://ada.drew.edu/dmproject/

 

 

Medium

Not implemented

12.             

 

Create links between the different text annotations against an image. i.e. highlight a substring in an annotation and link this to a substring in another text annotation.

 

 

Medium

Not implemented

13.             

 

It should be possible to annotate an annotation as part of a thread of annotations about a particular point or region.

 

 

High

Done in RS3.3

14.             

 

Should be able to perform text searches through the annotation.

 

 

High

Done in RS3.3

15.             

 

Should be able to search on author, date, project etc (see same options for data annotation)

 

 

See Req.16 below

16.             

 

The ability to filter on author, project, date, and type (and the same categories as those used on data annotation)

 

 

Medium-High

Done in RS3.3

17.             

 

Filters should also be reflected in the markers and regions on the image so that filtering on text annotation against the image should be reflected in what is shown on the image itself.

 

 

Medium-High

Done in RS3.3

18.             

 

Should be able to toggle the text annotation on the image itself so that the text can be seen against the marker or region itself. This should be on an individual basis for each annotation or be applied across all annotations.   

 

 

Medium-High

Done in RS3.3

19.             

 

The ability to link the annotation to field in a record stored on ResearchSpace. (This would require the ability to find the record through a search interface)

 

 

Medium-High

Done in RS3.2

20.             

 

The ability to link the annotation to a record or document (including other image) stored on ResearchSpace. (This would require the ability to find the record through a search interface). A link should be available for others to follow. Thumb nails should be available in the annotation which is a clickable link.

 

 

Medium-High

Done in RS3.2

21.             

 

The ability to link the annotation to an internal or external resource, including another image or a document.

 

 

Medium-High

Done in RS3.2

22.             

 

Ability to put embedded thumbnail images into the annotation text itself (which is a clickable link).

 

 

Medium

Done in RS3.2

23.             

 

It should be possible to take annotations from the data annotation tool. (Specific function or data basket?)

 

 

Low (since no basket yet)

Not Implemented

24.             

 

Ability to support the annotation functionality with different layers that can be turned on and off. E.g. a project specific layer or other categories.

 

 

Medium

Done in RS3.3

25.             

 

The screen should provide the metadata information about the image.

 

 

High

Done in RS3.3

26.             

 

Annotation should form part of the RDF and use Open Annotation standards.

 

 

High

Done in RS3.2

27.             

 

It should be possible to embed other formats like images and sound in the annotation.

 

 

Medium

 

Done in RS3.2

28.             

 

It should be possible to incorporate structured terminology from ResearchSpace terminology resources  into the annotation which are then searchable as structured data.

Example: http://dme.ait.ac.at/annotation/

 

 

Medium

Done in RS3.3

29.             

 

There should be a full screen mode

 

 

Medium-High

Done in RS3.3

30.             

 

It should be possible to create your own markers or symbol images to be used for marking an annotation.

 

 

Medium

Not Implemented

31.             

 

It should be possible to include clickable links into the annotation. For example for linking existing annotations not in a thread.

 

Medium-High

Done in RS3.2

32.             

 

It should be possible to place an external clickable link on a marker or region as a different option.

 

 

Medium-High

Not Implemented

33.             

 

It should be possible to promote an annotation into a discussion or other collaboration post ( e.g.wiki)

 

High

Not Implemented

34.             

 

Linking annotations to fields or records in the system should mean that annotations can take part in the why, what, who and where search scenario. A linked annotation should have the correct terminology or predicates to provide this semantic link.

 

 

Medium

Not Implemented, Not in the search spec

35.             

 

Should be able to differentiate annotations using different region colours and markers.

 

Medium

Done in RS3.3

36.             

It should be possible to superimpose a grid on the image to aid placement or annotation markers.

 

Low

Not Implemented

37.             

It should be possible to assign a category to an annotation to allow the user to switch on and off certain categories of annotation which may not be of interest.

e.g.

Art History category

Conservation science category

Inscriptions category

Technique category

General category

 

(it should be possible to increase the categories in the future)

 

 

High

Done in RS3.3

38.             

Ability to Annotate two deep zoom images on the same

screen and make links between the two.

High

Not Implemented

 

In this respect the annotation tool works in a similar way to the data annotation tool.

Zooming Annotation

39.             

 

The functionality above should be available at different zoom levels.

 

 

Done in RS3.3

40.             

 

An image will have different degrees of zoom depending upon the resolution of the file. However, in order to support annotation at different levels these levels should use a consistent mechanism. i.e. Level 1, level 2 etc

 

The number of levels may differ depending upon the resolution of the file.

 

 

 

Done in RS3.3

41.             

 

The user should be able to specify a view option between showing all annotations (subject to filter and the viewable area) or only the annotations that have been made at the current zoom level.

 

Annotations at all levels

Annotations at zoom level

 

 

Done in RS3.3

42.             

 

The user should be able to create annotations (described above) at specific levels of zoom.

 

 

Done in RS3.3

43.             

 

Clicking on an annotation in the panel will cause the screen to focus on that annotation on the image at the same zoom level at which the annotation is made.

 

 

Done in RS3.3

44.             

 

The user should be able to use the filtering system so that only the annotations specified by the filter are viewable. (Note that this is subject to the annotation view option – see 26 above).

 

 

 

 

Done in RS3.3

45.             

 

It should be possible to include arrow head on lines drawn by the line tool.

 

 

Not Implemented, Not in the design

46.             

 

An annotation could be an image or sound file or even a video

 

 

Partially – in a text annotation could be linked sound or video files

 

47.             

 

It should be possible to tag an annotation with multiple controlled terms using an auto complete terminology search box. Annotations should be searchable using these terms.

 

 

 

Not Implemented

48.             

 

Ability to create hyperlinks between annotations

 

 

Done in RS3.2

 

Scaling and Overlays of Images ( . (less developed at this point).

 

49.             

 

The system should be able to take two images and scale one of them or both in order to provide a useful overlay of both images

 

Not Implemented

50.             

 

Controls should be provided to adjust opacity and other relevant image properties and colour balances.

 

 

Done in RS3.3

51.             

 

The process should be done through a layering system

 

 

Done in RS3.3

52.             

 

The system should provide tools to enable the images to be scaled and matched precisely.

 

 

Not Implemented

53.             

 

Annotation functionality (including zooming annotation) should be applicable to these images.

 

 

Not Implemented