6. How do I annotate a paper.

It is recommended that you read the paper first in .pdf prior to annotating it sentence by sentence.
When annotating the papers you should also have annotation guidelines handy.
At the SAPIENT Index page, cilck on the paper you want to annotate.
This will re-direct you to a new page, where the paper is displayed sentence by sentence.

Annotation involves selecting for each sentence an option from EACH of the three drop-down
menus below it. Please do not leave sentences with incomplete annotations.

a) The first drop-down corresponds to the types of GSC one can assign to a sentence.
The GSCs are also visible at all times in the top menu bar.

b) The third drop-down corresponds to concept identifiers (IDs). A concept may span over several sentences, so we cannot rely on using sentence IDs (the numbers to the left of each sentence) to keep track of different concepts. Concept IDs are contingent upon the type of GSC;
Once you have selected the GSC type of a sentence, its concept ID can either correspond to an already annotated sentence of the same GSC type or it can be a new ID, for a new instance of this GSC type.
To choose between the two possibilities, decide whether the sentence talks about the same GSC concept as a previous sentence or not.

c) Depending on the type of GSC you have chosen, you may also need to specify properties of the GSC, which corresponds to the second drop-down (subtypes).
For most GSC types the only subtype option is <None>, which means that there are no properties to be chosen.
<Object> and <Method> constitute exceptions. <Method> can have the properties <New>/<Old>, specifying whether the <Method> is <Old> or <New> (see the annotation guidelines).
Or it can have the properties <Advantage>/<Disadvantage>. The latter properties can be chosen when there is already a sentence annotated as <Method> and the current sentence refers to the <Advantages> or <Disadvantage> of the particular method.
Similarly, <Object> can have the properties <New> and <Advantages>/<Disadvantage>.