WebAnno 3.2.1

Release notes

If you upgrade an existing WebAnno installation, be sure to closely follow the upgrade instructions.

Standalone Version

Use this version if you want to use or try out WebAnno on your workstation. You download a runnable JAR that can be started using a double-click in your file manager or on the command line using java -jar webanno-standalone-3.2.1.jar. WebAnno will create a directory called .webanno under your home directory and store its database and files there.

Server Version

Use this version if you want to run WebAnno on a server. This version requires a Tomcat server and should be used in conjunction with a MySQL database. Be sure to follow the installation guide closely.


Download the following examples. Ensure that your browser is not configured to automatically extract ZIP files. Then import the ZIP files from the Project management page in WebAnno.

NOTE: The example projects are known to contain data inconsistencies. You may experience problems or strange effects e.g. when exporting files from these projects into different formats. We are looking into this issue. However, you can still use them to get an idea of how WebAnno works and to play around a bit.