loomp supports structured annotation in corporate settings
Markus Luczak-Rösch and his team from FU Berlin have published loomp, a WYSIWYG annotation tool especially designed for inhouse use. loomp is aiming at the Corporate Semantic Web market, providing a semantic application with low entry barriers and high usability designed for non-techies.
When asked about the concrete application area Markus says:
We have found various use cases especially in knowledge and content intense domains. The most interesting one is the journalists use case. Consider journalists which research and write articles and editors which revise and publish the work of journalists.
Journalists research specific topics on demand and access various information sources for this purpose, e.g. websites, books, related articles, and human informants. Only few journalists use digital devices for this task and even fewer apply information management systems. To transfer the finished article to the responsible editor at the publishing house the people use free text documents and email communication. Finally, an editor revises and releases the articles for his department. loomp can help journalists to manage their notes, interview logs, references, addresses, etc. loomp helps to link an article to its information sources.
Read the full interview here.