Before you can annotate an entry, the data have to be entered or
imported, and you have to make sure you're in the view you want to be in.
Annotate. In order for Wordcorr to tabulate
correspondence sets for you, you have to annotate at least one
entry. Annotation is the bridge between the Data stage and the Tabulate stage. The Data stage is
concerned with the raw data only. The Tabulate stage forms and
organizes correspondence sets as part of your overall analysis. In
between, you annotate the raw data so that Tabulate will know how
you want the correspondence sets to be formed.
You may be working with a data collection that has been
imported electronically and comes complete with annotations.
Imports from other Wordcorr users and from WordSurv usually come in
already annotated. They may therefore need little attention to
annotation, provided you agree with the annotation. Collections
imported from other sources such as spreadsheets, and all
keyboarded data, need to be annotated before you can tabulate them.
One entry at a time. The most effective way to
annotate is to do one entry at a time. If you have imported a
collection and want to put your annotations into it, you already
have the raw data; otherwise type in the data for the first entry.
Then annotate the first entry.
Before you go on to the second entry, tabulate the
first and refine the results. Then go on to the next. That
way you'll always know where you are. You'll notice things you
would have missed if you had made the mistake of annotating
all the data before you tabulated them and refined the results.
Throughout the annotation process, prior
annotation is no bar to making later changes. Even after
annotations are made, they can always be changed -- though you have
to unwind1 any tabulations
you've already made for the specific groups whose annotation you
There are four parts to the Annotation process. All of the
Annotate steps must be carried out for each group before the entry
you are looking at can be tabulated. The steps are (in order):
assign group tags to possible cognates,
align words in each group using Indels
identify metatheses, and
add optional observations, now or any
To see an example of
annotation, click here.
When you have some data
annotated, you can tabulate the
Retabulate Group on the Refine panel returns a tag group to its
untabulated state. Usually you change the annotations, then
tabulate it again. The whole process is laid out in Wordcorr Help.