As part of the RTISAD Project
which is applying Reflectance Transformation Imaging technologies to
ancient resources, we would like to introduce the ability to annotate
the RTI dataset. This will be structured so that it is possible to
associate such annotations with the precise viewer settings (light
angle, filters applied, etc.) at the time when the annotaiton was
made. In this way it will be possible to bookmark these settings and
enable subsequent viewers to identify the process of interpretation.
For example, how a letter is seen when lit from a certain angle. The
output will be TEI-compliant XML with embedded links to the RTI
datasets, which in turn will be imported into other workflows/VREs.
As a result it would be very helpful to know how researchers work with
and reference images of text. Would it be sufficient simply to provide
annotations in the form of line number, point location, line, or
polygon and their rotation relative to the horizontal? Is there
additional functionality which would increase its utility? We are keen
not to replicate existing work on image annotation and to provide an
annotation approach that is consistent with TEI.