this is my first post here. What recently attracted my attention is a series of texts dealing with the theory of chess annotating/explaining software.
Some of them are rather old. I know that there are already multiple implementations of chess annotator programs incorporated in GUI host programs like Arena, SCID vs PC, Fritz, and others, but there is still a lot of space for improvement in this area. I also noticed the existence of Herschberg Best-annotation Award, an annual contest described here:
Now, I have some questions.
Does anyone know the results of this competition throughout the years of its existence, is it still alive, and did any of you guys who participate at this forum, did you participate at that (or similar) competition too, or know someone who did?
Is there somewhere an open source project dedicated to development of state of the art chess annotation software?
What I find odd about the rules for that competition (which are very old, in fact I don't know did they change in later years) is that the input and output are not simply defined as pgn's.