Table of Contents
1. Installing the Program
2. The Launcher Window
3. The Collect Window
4. The Review Window
5. The Configure Window
6. Customizing the Program
7. Troubleshooting

The Review Window

The Review window allows users to view and compare previously saved annotation files, as well as watch multimedia files without recording ratings. The Review window opens to display a mostly blank window with some rectangular panes, some buttons, and a menu bar.

To load a multimedia file into the Review window, users should select the Open Multimedia File menu option and select the desired audio or video file using the prompt. This will display the first frame of the multimedia file in the black pane. Users can then press the Play button to watch the multimedia file without recording ratings or load annotation file(s) to view with it. Left-clicking on the rating axis at the bottom of the screen will jump the multimedia file to the appropriate time stamp.

To load one or more annotation files into the Review window, users should select the Add Annotation File menu option or left-click the + button and then select the desired annotation file(s) using the prompt. More than one annotation file can be loaded at once by selecting multiple files in the prompt (e.g., by holding the Ctrl key). This operation can be performed before, after, or without loading a multimedia file into the Review window. In order to be viewed simultaneously in the Review window, all loaded annotation files must have the same length (i.e., sampling rate and duration).

Once loaded, the name(s) of the annotation file(s) will appear on the upper right pane with a colored index number next to it. This color corresponds to the color of annotation series displayed in the time series plot in the rating axes. Previously added annotation files can be removed by selecting them in the upper right pane and selecting the Remove Annotation File menu option or left-clicking the – button.

The reliability pane on the bottom right displays information about each annotation file's Mean and Standard Deviation (SD). Reliability estimates are also displayed. The Intraclass Correlation Coefficient is used as the reliability estimate, and can be changed between the "agreement" and "consistency" formulations through the Reliability Type menu options. ICC(A,1) quantifies the absolute agreement of each coder when used independently, ICC(A,k) quantifies the absolute agreement of the mean of all coders, ICC(C,1) quantifies the consistency of each coder when used independently, and ICC(C,k) quantifies the consistency of the mean of all coders. See McGraw and Wong (1996) for more details.

Users can left-click the m button to toggle the mean plot display. When toggled on, the mean of all loaded annotation series will be displayed in red in the rating axis; all previously loaded annotation series will be changed to light grey while the mean plot display is toggled on. Users can export this mean series by selecting the Export Mean Ratings menu option.

Review Window
The Review window before any annotation files are loaded

Series Plots
The Review window with annotation files loaded and the series plots displayed

Mean Plot
The Review window with annotation files loaded and the mean plot displayed

Next: The Configure Window

Last edited Oct 15, 2015 at 1:17 AM by jmgirard, version 6