The PCPACK Annotation Tool provides a flexible approach to describing knowledge objects. The tool allows a page of information to be created and edited for each knowledge object (e.g. concept, attribute, task).
The tool uses dynamic-html which allows knowledge captured in other PCPACK tools to be automatically displayed in the annotation page.
The user can enter text or pictures to annotate what is known about that particular knowledge object. The tool is in a hypertext format, hence words can be highlighted and linked to other pages. This allows web-like knowledge-structures to be constructed that can be based on the hierarchies produced in the Ladder tool.
An example of an annotation page is shown below.
An important feature of the Annotation Tool is the use of annotation templates. An annotation template can be created for each class of knowledge objects. The structure of each page in the class can be set-up just once using the template for that class. On creation of a new page in the class, rather than have a blank page, the structure will be present based on the template.
An example of an annotation template is shown below.
As well as text, tables and images, annotation templates also include special commands (contained in square brackets). These commands automatically insert information from the knowledgebase into the page whenever it is opened. Some examples of these commands are shown in the following table.
Note: In this table, the items shown in italics are examples only, and are user-defined.
The user interface of the Annotation Tool is explained below.
Other PCPACK tools:
Diagram Template Tool