Hi! Jumping in here as a researcher from the Ajami Lab who has recently been exchanging with you on Twitter about export capabilities. Following up on your request that we post on the Forum, we’d also like to see some way to export notes in a useful way for laypeople.
We currently use Tropy to annotate manuscripts written primarily in Arabic but with marginal notes and sections etc. in African languages. We’ve written up some technical notes here that lay out our process more or less using Tropy. In short, we’d like to be able to export our notes and selection notes for which we have adopted a standard format of 1) typesetting 2) transliteration 3) interpretation and 4) translation.
Right now, we can export things as a JSON-LD file and we have to do a lot of work to get the output into a CSV or text format that can be easily manipulated into a nice looking text file or CSV for typesetting or further analysis. We explained the whole process as currently stands in this Twitter thread (see the technical notes for proper instructions). What would be nice for export plug-in, we think, would be something that allowed people to export all the annotations (selections and notes) and metadata from a single document (or whatever Tropy calls a collection of images) into a CSV. So basically you could right-click as now and spit out a CSV that would spit out one’s selections as rows with columns for your selection name, selection note, coordinates etc.
Can post an example of the CSV that we eventually get from the JSON-LD file if that’s helpful too. Not on my computer at this time, but when my officemate is in, I can grab it from him! Let me know.