# What is our stance on questions on annotation programs?

What is our stance on questions on annotation programs? Are they on-topic or off-topic?

Some examples of such questions below.

I am annotating a new corpus with BRAT. I have a set of .txt files to annotate. Is it possible to configure BRAT so that if no .ann file is found, then an empty .ann file is created? Or am I supposed to myself provide the empty .ann files?

BRAT (brat rapid annotation tool) can be used for named-entity annotation:

Can BRAT be used for text classification annotation? I.e., given the text, annotate whether it belongs to some classes?

BRAT (brat rapid annotation tool) can be used for named-entity annotation:

Does BRAT have some option forcing the annotators to only select tokens, not characters?

For example, if the sentence is His name is Bob Smith and he lives in the UK., the option would prevent the annotators from marking s Bob Smith as the entity. Marking Bob Smith or and would be allowed.

In addition to correctness, it would also increase the annotation time (it's faster to select tokens than characters).