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Re: Annotating realworld objects

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:18:50 +0200
Message-ID: <CABevsUE_PJtV4EKi0nJfHbTz76Cwza2hm_MkuL1Q--6a3dPsFQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bart van Leeuwen <Bart_van_Leeuwen@netage.nl>
Cc: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Dear Bart,

Yes you can annotate real world objects that have a URI to identify them,
we make no restrictions on what can be annotated :)

It would be good to have a class associated with the resource so it is
clear that the URI identifies a real world object and thus clients know not
to try to use the representation.  And it is definitely good practice to
not have a representation returned from that URI directly, to ensure that
annotations on the RDF representation do not collide with annotations on
the real world object.

You might consider the Pelagios project, which does this for linking
ancient places and objects:
    http://pelagios-project.blogspot.com/2012_08_01_archive.html

Hope that helps!

Rob



On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 9:01 PM, Bart van Leeuwen <
Bart_van_Leeuwen@netage.nl> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I've been reading the webpages and the specs and it seems that the oa
> ontology looks very usable for my use case, I can make statements and
> classify these statements.
> The only issue I have is that I want to make the annotations on real world
> objects, e.g. buildings. These real world objects do have a RDF Resource
> describing them.
> My questions are:
> - Does os allow to annotate real world objects which have a RDF
> representation?
> - Are there some hints / tips or best practices that would fit such a case?
>
> Looking forward to the answer / discussion already
>
> Met Vriendelijke Groet / With Kind Regards
> Bart van Leeuwen
> @semanticfire
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