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New operating company for co-ment

As of 1st of January 2015, Sopinspace will transfer the operation of the co-ment Web service and the development of the COMT open source software to Abilian SAS.

Abilian will keep operating the co-ment Web service under the same conditions for you, and will further invest in developing and marketing co-ment. The Terms of Service will undergo minor updates to reflect the changes in operating company and some new legal provisions. All the changes go towards strengthening the rights of co-ment customers and users : clarifying that all contents produced with co-ment belong to whom created them, adapting to the EU cookie directive and recent changes in French consumer law.

We will do everything possible to minimise any possible disruption at the occasion of the migration.

Co-ment will remain open source and the co-ment Web service will remain open, and respectful of data protection and privacy.

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User guide

At last, co-ment® has a detailed user guide, all equipped with use cases, domains of applications and all your need for making the best of co-ment’s rich functionality.

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co-ment in education

Collective work on the Prologue of the Canterbury Tales

Some of the greatest use cases of co-ment® are for education, in particular first language and literature teaching in secondary education. The co-ment team has supported usage by a number of pioneers in text-centered teaching. Typically, educational use of co-ment is pure annotation, in contrast to other use cases where the collective production and revision of text play a key role. co-ment is used for the collaborative preparation of lessons (teachers annotating texts) and for classroom usage (students commenting texts). We are excited by these use cases.

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co-ment for licenses and contracts

Revision of the Mozilla Public License

Text annotation may be as old as writing and is superbly documented in the middle-ages in both the Arabic world and Talmudic tradition. Computer-based marginal text annotation was experimented from the beginning of the 1990s. However, a key real-scale experiment for Web-based text annotations was the STET system used in the GNU GPL license revision process. Though it uses no code from STET, co-ment® has derived inspiration from its interface.

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co-ment for legal analysis

Legal texts annotation within the DEMOTIS project

co-ment® 2 is being used for the collective analysis by scholars of the legal framework applicable to health information. Within the DEMOTIS project, funded by the French National Research agency (ANR), legal scholars and computer scientists annotate the large body of texts that have a bearing on the design of personal health information systems. This collaborative work will lead to the on-line publication of the annotated corpus.

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