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Re: Textual Note example

From: Leyla Jael García Castro <leylajael@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:21:59 +0100
Message-ID: <CACLxDV4W+aANuJM_V09hmW5pExWxowbUBtxww5bo6F9CpDbiyw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bob Morris <morris.bob@gmail.com>
Cc: Paolo Ciccarese <paolo.ciccarese@gmail.com>, public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Hi Bob,

The range for cnt:chars is a Literal so you can use a language tag to
specify the language used in that particular text. Another possibility
would be dct:language property.

As for expressing in different languages the same annotation, I guess there
are different approaches. The same body, for instance, could be applied to
multiple targets representing the same content in different languages;
another scenario as you mentioned is having the same textual body in
different languages, all of them applied to the same target.

For the second scenario, having different bodies is not possible in OA, but
maybe having a List or Sequence as body would work? Each member of the list
would be then a cnt:ContextAsText with its own language and corresponding

any thoughts?


On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 4:22 AM, Bob Morris <morris.bob@gmail.com> wrote:

> Paolo-
> http://www.w3.org/community/openannotation/wiki/Annotating_a_Webpage_with_a_Textual_Note
> With the oa:Body typed as cnt:ContentAsText, is there a way to specify
> the language of the cnt:chars?  It doesn't seem that there is a way in
> cnt.  I wonder why? One might have to annotate with ContentAsXML to
> express the language, which is overkill.
> A related use case is the expression of an Annotation in several
> different languages. If forced to make them as separate Annotations,
> it would be tricky to express that they are meant all to express the
> same Textual Note.  Maybe this means that the cnt:ContentAsText should
> not be the type of the oa:Body, but rather of something that can hang
> on the Body without any cardinality restrictions.
> Bob
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