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This page offers the official Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License release of the text distribution system for manual annotation tasks. By downloading the tools packages you accept the conditions of that licence.

Authors: Jakub Waszczuk <jakub DOT waszczuk AT SPAMFREE ipipan DOT waw DOT pl>, Mateusz Kopeć

License: CC BY v.3


Tool description

A distribution system for texts for any kind of manual annotation. Facilitates random assignment of texts to the annotators, distribution of these texts and finally allows to gather them to form a manually annotated corpus.

Documentation and download

The most current version of the tools may be found in the github repository.


When using DistSys, you may cite the following publications, which describe annotation efforts which used DistSys: List of publications

Maciej Ogrodniczuk, Katarzyna Głowińska, Mateusz Kopeć, Agata Savary, and Magdalena Zawisławska. Coreference in Polish: Annotation, Resolution and Evaluation. Walter De Gruyter, 2015.

Maciej Ogrodniczuk and Mateusz Kopeć. The Polish Summaries Corpus. In Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Hrafn Loftsson, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, and Stelios Piperidis, editors, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014, pages 3712–3715, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2014. European Language Resources Association (ELRA).