About the Project


The objective of the project is to develop a workbench for analysing (primarily annotating) textual data that meets the following requirements:

  • ease of combining elementary text-processing components to form meaningful and comprehensive processing workflows
  • ability to manually intervene in the otherwise automatic process of annotation by correcting or creating new annotations
  • easy access by providing a web-based interface
  • user collaboration by providing sharing capabilities for user-owned resources

Argo is being developed by The National Centre for Text Mining at The University of Manchester.

Target Audience

Argo benefits the following groups of users:

  • Text-analysis designers by providing an integrated environment for the development of processing workflows.
  • Annotators/Curators by providing manual annotation functionalities supported by automatic pre-processing and post-processing.
  • Developers by providing a workbench for testing and evaluating text analytics.


The system is currently in version beta. New features are added about once a month.


The following references are in reverse chronological order. If you would like to cite Argo in general, please use the highlighted reference at the bottom.



Contact Rafal Rak if you have any questions, suggestions or comments.