The Mozilla Firefox add-on for S4 provides an easy way for using the S4 text analytics services directly from the browser. After installing the plugin, the user should configure it by specifying the private API key/secret pair and the specific S4 text analytics service to be used for annotation.
The source code for the add-on is available from the S4 GitHub repository.
The plugin is available from Mozilla Marketplace at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ontotext-s4/
Follow the standard installation steps for Forefox add-ons (no browser restart will be required)
The S4 add-on can be alternatively installed directly from the XPI package available on the S4 GitHub.
The installation from a file process contains the following steps:
Before the S4 add-on can be used, the user has to perform the required configuration, namely to specify the credentials (API key/secret) to be used for accessing the S4 services.
Upon activating the S4 add-on for the first time (by clicking on the "S4" icon in the toolbar), the following configuration dialog will appear:
Any time the browser has loaded a web page the user can select some text snippet on the page and activate the context menu (right click). "Annotate Selection with S4" should appear on the context menu:
After the text snippet is sent to S4 for processing the following pop-up will show the results from the text annotation process:
An example for using the Firefox add-on for S4 on a bio-medical document looks like:
The description of the annotation results of the different text analytics services is available as follows:
The S4 add-on for Firefox can be uninstalled at any time from the "Add-ons" tab of Firefox.
The S4 add-on for Firefox provides an easy way for developers and language engineers to test the S4 text analytics results directly from the Firefox browser. If you haven't done so already - register and start using S4 right away!
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