Annotation files as defined in the Pangloss Collection have four levels:
For each element, it is possible to add translations and glosses by means of a TRANSL tag (translation).
A NOTE tag is also allowed, to add comments about the text or about individual sentences. Finally, to synchronize the annotation with the audio which it documents, an AUDIO tag is added for each sentence.
This tag indicates the beginning and end of the sentence on the recording.
This synchronization allows access to the audio from the annotation, and conversely, it allows for listening to the audio and see the time-synchronized annotation.
Here is an example of annotated text and its recording, as they can be consulted on the website.
To visualize the XML file, click here.