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Phrase Detectives - The AnaWiki annotation game

Phrase Detectives - The AnaWiki annotation game

Has the phrase shown in orange been mentioned before in this text or is it a property? Use your mouse to select the closest phrase(s) if it has been mentioned before.



Name The Culprit tasks

In the this part of the game you are asked to make a decision about a phrase highlighted in orange. The phrase can either be:

1. Not mentioned before
Read through the text for an earlier mention of the highlighted phrase. If you can't see one then the phrase has not been mentioned before.

2. Mentioned before
If you think the phrase has been mentioned before then use your mouse to select the phrase. There may be several mentions of the phrase in which case you should select the one closest to the highlighted phrase. It may be appropriate to select more than one phrase (for example if the highlighted phrase is plural like "them" or "our").

3. Non-referring
Some phrases refer to something that doesn't exist and these are called non-referring. An example is "It Rains!" - where the phrase "It" doesn't refer to anything. Another example would be "There are lots of children here!" which could be rewritten as "Lots of children are here!". Only the words "it" and "there" can be non-referring in this way so watch out for them!

4. A property of another phrase
If the phrase is a property it could refer to another phrase for example in "The postman delivered the letter" the phrase "The postman" is an object.

However in "Jon, the postman, delivered the letter" the phrase "the postman" is a property (the occupation of Jon).

Other examples include:
George is a man.
Mary is a bit cold.
Jon is the happiest he's ever been.

Other tips

There may be phrases hidden inside other phrases so look for the popout boxes containing these extra phrases.

If you are unsure about a phrase you can skip to the next one. If you think there is an error or would like to let us know something about the phrase then use the comments box underneath the main buttons. You may still submit your decision after submitting a comment.

Some of the phrases you are looking for could be as many as 5 sentences before the highlighted phrase.

Remember: Always try to select the phrase closest in terms of the amount of text character distance to the highlighted word.

Additional hints are shown on the right hand side of the screen.

1. Not mentioned before


and went to in a black taxi cab.


The phrase in orange has not been mentioned before so click:

2. Mentioned before


and went to . It was closed.


Use your mouse to hover over the text and choose a phrase that the orange phrase refers to. In this case you should select "the shop".

and went to . They were hungry.


In this case you should select "Holmes" and "Watson".

" is for " he said.


In this case you should select "me".

coat was torn but kept the villian dry.


In this case you should select "His".

was torn but liked it.


In this case you should select "His coat".

Once you have selected your phrase(s) click:

3. Non-referring


and went to . It was raining.


The phrase orange does not refer to anything and should be marked as non-referring:

4. Property of another phrase


is the greatest detective thought Watson.

The phrase in orange is a property of the phrase "Holmes", in this case his occupation.

will be the President of the United States.

The phrase in orange is a property of the phrase "Barack Obama", in this case his position.

was a CIA led project to monitor Russian spys.

The phrase in orange is a property of the phrase "Acoustic Kitty", in this case what it was.

Select the phrase the property refers to, check the property checkbox and click "Done":



Another detective has made a decision about the phrase, either that it refers to another phrase, it has not been mentioned before, it is a property or it does not refer to anything. Do you agree with them?



Detectives Conference tasks

In the Detectives Conference you are given a decision made by another detective and you must either agree or disagree with it.

Your score is based on how many other detectives also agree with this decision and you will be awarded agreement points.

If you disagree with the decision you will be asked to enter what you think is the correct decision.

The following are examples of incorrect decisions made by other detectives. You should disagree with their decision and correct it.


Sherlink Holmes went to the shop. He got some tobacco for his pipe.

The phrase in orange does not refer to the phrase in blue.
Watson went to the shop. He got some tobacco for his pipe.

The phrase in green does not refer to a property of the phrase in blue.
Holmes was a great detective.

The phrase in green is not a property, it is an object.
The door was solid but it was unlocked.

The phrase in yellow is not non-referring, it refers to "the door" in the earlier part of the text.

Examples that are correct

The following are examples of correct decisons made by other detectives. You should agree with them for maximum points.


Sherlink Holmes had a hunch that he was right.

The word in orange has not been mentioned before.
Sherlink Holmes went to the shop. He got some tobacco for his pipe.

The word in orange refers to the phrase in blue.
Holmes said he was hungry so he went to the shop.

The phrase in blue is the closest correct phrase to the phrase in orange.
Holmes and Watson thought they should go home.

The phrases in blue is the closest correct phrases to the phrase in orange.
There was no evidence of foul play.

The phrase in yellow does not refer to anything so is non-referring.
Sherlink Holmes is the World Famous Detective who always gets his man.

The phrase in green is a property of the phrase in blue.



 
 
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