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Designing a collaborative reading annotation tool with functionalities for annotating a digital English article can accumulate and share the knowledge of readers who participate in reading learning processes in a web-based learning environment. The annotated content helps new readers understand articles and helps readers who have read an article obtain a deeper and broader understanding than when reading digital article without annotations. However, the self-regulated learning ability of individual learner on reading learning materials and contributing reading annotations becomes a key factor affecting learning performance of collaborative reading annotation. Thus, this work proposes a self-regulated learning assisted mechanism in a collaborative reading annotation system which can promote learners' reading annotation abilities in order to facilitate more high quality reading annotations generated by learners during performing reading annotation processes. The experimental results demonstrate that the reading comprehension performance and reading annotation abilities of the learners can be improved while using collaborative reading annotation system with self-regulated learning mechanism. Moreover, the reading comprehension performance and reading annotation abilities of the learners with high and low self-regulated learning abilities have significant difference.