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Proposal for ontology and api structure

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 14:29:52 +0900
Message-ID: <4917C6D0.6040002@w3.org>
To: public-media-annotation@w3.org

Hi all,

I have created a proposal for the structure of the ontology and the API. See

It would be great to get your feedback on these via mail and / or during
the next call (agenda to be provided). Some notes before:

- This is only a proposal for the general structure of ontologoy and the
API, nothing put in stone, and not a lot of material.

- Ontology and API are currently in one draft. The reason is that I
think we have agreement that there should be a close alignment between
the two, and having one document was an easy way to achieve this.

- For the timeline, I mainly would like to discuss this before and at
the f2f in Belgium, especially since Raphael is on holiday until then
and I know that he already has worked on an ontology, which I think we
definitely should take into account.

- You might be surprised that the above draft does not contain any
formal definition in RDF or a different format. That is on purpose: from
the viewpoint of the API, it is sufficient to have for each property a
name, an informal description of mappings to existing formats, and the
related API methods. The draft contains an example for the createDate
property. For other use cases than the API, we might need a more formal
description, but I have put the informal one in the center here to see
if in that way we can gather the attention of the browser vendor community.

- While writing this draft I have not taken the discussion off XMP,
transmission.cc or comments on the use cases & requirements document
into account. Again this is on purpose, to be able to focus on the API
use case - for the time being.

Looking forward for your feedback.

Regards, Felix
Received on Monday, 10 November 2008 05:30:35 UTC

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