The tool expects TIGER XML  as input format of the corpora to be annotated. The TIGERRegistry adminstration tool which is available online can be used to import various corpus formats.
Each resulting TIGER-XML corpus is stored in a ``corpus directory''. In the SALSA tool the ``master'' directory containing such ``corpus directories'' has to be specified via the menue EditSetup. Note that you must not choose the TIGER-XML corpus directory itself here but the 'master' directory containing it (see Figure 4). Otherwise the corpus is not found by the tool.