sfb-annotator

Annotate field books of natural history collections

2
mentions
3
contributors

Cite this software

What sfb-annotator can do for you

  • web application that enables semantic annotation of historical collection using controlled vocabularies and ontologies
  • a user draws bounding boxes over image scans and describes their contents (e.g., an organism, with associated measurements or facts, that was found at some location and/or point in time)
  • the annotations of transcribed text are stored in a knowledge base (RDF store) and are accessible via a SPARQL endpoint and Web API

The Semantic Field Book Annotator is a web application developed for domain experts to harvest structured annotations from field books, drawings and specimen labels of natural history collections. Users can draw bounding boxes over (zoomable) image scans of historical field notes, to which annotations can be attached. All metadata regarding an annotation event, annotation provenance, transcription and semantic interpretation of the text are stored in a knowledge base, which is accessible via a SPARQL endpoint and Web API.

Keywords
Programming languages
  • JavaScript 86%
  • Java 6%
  • CSS 4%
  • Jupyter Notebook 2%
  • Python 1%
  • Shell 1%
License
  • Apache-2.0
</>Source code

Participating organisations

Leiden University
Netherlands eScience Center

Mentions

Contributors

Pablo Lopez-Tarifa
Project coordinator
Netherlands eScience Center
Arnold Kuzniar
Arnold Kuzniar

Related projects

Making Historical Biodiversity Data Available to Researchers

LInking NOtes of NAturE

Updated 1 month ago
Finished

Related software

grlc

GR

Builds a web API from SPARQL queries hosted on GitHub to accessing triple store data.

Updated 5 months ago
5 3

pbg-ld

PB

Access integrated data on genes and associated traits in plants

Updated 5 months ago
9 4