2.1. Context

Context is in the annotation of contextual boundness understood in a very broad sense.

Context comprises not only immediate textual context ( "co-text "), but also wider contextual layers, including all shared or commonly known information, whose sharing may be conditioned by the situation, perception, culture, other texts, or other factors.

By context we mean:

Textual context is understood dynamically, as a semantic field evolving with the course of the text. Not only does every sentence modify the whole preceding context, but the relevance of individual components of the context changes with their distance from the current sentence.

The incorporation of an expression into the context conceived in this way can take several forms - from repetition or coreference, through entailment from a larger text segment or situation, to complex meaning relationships such as e.g. a metaphor.