rstWeb is an open source, browser based annotation tool for discourse analyses in Rhetorical Structure Theory. It is meant to support collaborative, online annotation projects using just a web browser, without the need to install software for annotators.
New: it is now possible to run rstWeb as a standalone local version for offline use (see documentation below).
Do RST: Online — Collaborative — Browser Based!
You can try out rstWeb at http://corpling.uis.georgetown.edu/rstweb/. Just use the demo login credentials supplied on the login page (note that saving your work does not work for the demo login).
You can get a lot of good examples of RST annotations online from the RST Website. At Georgetown University we are also building a corpus that includes RST annotation: the GUM corpus. You can download the RST annotations for GUM here:
If you're using rstWeb for a project or article, please cite the following paper:
The rstWeb User Guide gives basic information on installing and using the software:
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