3.5.4. The interlinearization panel

The interlinearization panel shows the tier structures and the annotations that were created in e.g. the annotation mode. The annotations are displayed in cells, like in a table or a list, each cell containing a top level annotation and its dependent annotations. The annotations of all visible top level tiers are sorted on time and then added to the cells. This is the main editing area in this mode, for manual and for assisted annotation. In this panel the configured analyzers can be invoked, either for an individual annotation or for a sequence of annotations, via the Analyze/Interlinearize button. The result(s) produced by the analyzer will either be be shown here in a Suggestions Window (if there are suggestions to choose from) or immediately applied and added to the designated tier(s) as determined by the analyzer configuration.

Interlinearization Panel

Figure 3.39. Interlinearization Panel

The panel has a small "toolbar" at the top with the following options:

The tiers that are visible in the editor can be configured via the right-click context menu of the tier names area.

Visible tiers context-menu

Figure 3.42. Visible tiers context-menu

The Show / Hide More... option opens the same window as described in Section 1.5.22 and in Section 1.5.24. The Speaker tier is not a real tier but it shows the Participant attribute of the top level tier in this cell. The TC (time code) tier shows the begin and end time of the top level annotation in this cell.


Hiding the top level tier(s) hides all depending tiers, effectively removing the corresponding cells.

A context-menu will also be shown when right-clicking an annotation. Depending on the annotation there can be different options. This allows you to start interlinearization of an annotation, delete an annotation, or add new annotations.

Interlinearization context-menu with Analyze option

Figure 3.43. Interlinearization context-menu with Analyze option

If the active annotation is on a tier that is the source tier for any of the analyzers, there will be the Analyze / Interlinearize option, which invokes the analyzer with this annotation as input. The option Section 2.9.17 will always be there, while Section 2.9.4 and Section 2.9.5 are available depending on the type of tier the annotation is on.

Another option is also only available for some annotations.

Context-menu with Add to Lexicon option

Figure 3.44. Context-menu with Add to Lexicon option

The Add to Lexicon option is only available for annotations that are on a tier that is linked to a field in a lexicon (via its tier type). This action opens the new entry window (Figure 3.33) and adds the value of the annotation to the corresponding lexical entry field.