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Re: Introductions

From: Benjamin Adrian <benjamin.adrian@dfki.de>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:38:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4B7BC730.4020303@dfki.de>
To: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Manu Sporny schrieb:
> If you are going to be participating in the WG (including previous
> members of the RDFa Task Force), please send an introductory e-mail to
> the list before the telecon with the following information:
> * A brief background on yourself.
I'm a research associate at the Knowledge Management Department, DFKI.
My research is about information extraction based on existing
ontologies. This will also be the topic of my doctoral thesis I'm going 
to finish
end of this year, hopefully. :)
You can find information about me on my web page:


> * What you plan to use RDFa for at your organization (if you can talk
>   about it).
My goal is to automatically annotate documents with RDFa annotations.
These annotations should refer to instances of Linked Data ontologies.
The intended use case is, that a user chooses one or more linked data sets.
A service called Epiphany [1] then annotates web pages while browsing 
with RDFa elements that refer to
these datasets. Additional JavaScript functions highlight existing RDFa 
annotations and
visualize the data about annotated instances.

Currently, I'm working on adding different datasets in Epiphany, i.e.,  
BBC's artists data,
DBpedia, Amazon Sponger.

> * What you would be interested in working on in this WG.
1. Refining RDFa for HTML
2. Native browser support of RDFa
3. Defining a unified RDFa API for Javascript and Browsers that allows 
not only to query but also to add RDFa elements to DOM structures and 
even parts of text nodes.
4. ODF support


[1] Epiphany http://projects.dfki.uni-kl.de/epiphany/
> -----------------------------
> Here's my info:
> Introduction
> ------------
> I'm currently co-Chair of the RDFa WG, along with Ben Adida.
> My current interests are in for-profit, copyright-aware, peer-to-peer
> digital content distribution networks. Our company creates technology to
> help artists and authors that create music, movies and books to
> distribute their work via the Web. We also (financially) reward fans for
> distributing works on behalf of the artists while ensuring that the
> artists are paid the royalties that they desire.
> I'm primarily concerned with ensuring that artists and writers around
> the world can make a living creating work that positively impacts local
> and global culture. As the Web becomes the primary way in which we
> exchange cultural creations, we must not forget to create the
> technological mechanism that artists and writers will use to be rewarded
> for their work.
> More on my LinkedIn profile:
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny
> RDFa at Our Organization
> ------------------------
> We are planning on integrating RDFa with the PaySwarm[1] standards
> project for license and rights expression, audio/video metadata
> expression, pricing expression and REST/JSON Web Service API discovery.
> This standard's primary goal is to enable browser-based micropayments
> for the music, movie and print industries.
> We are currently using RDFa to express our music catalog[2] of over 1
> million songs, artists, albums and the pricing and purchase information
> associated with those works.
> Our browser-based (Firefox) plugin will eventually detect purchase
> information and HTML-based machine-readable information on how to
> transact with PaySwarm networks.
> RDFa Work Items of Interest
> ---------------------------
> My work item interests, in order of perceived importance, are:
> 1. Defining RDFa for HTML4 and HTML5
> 2. Native browser support of RDFa
> 3. Defining a unified RDFa API for Javascript and Browsers
> 4. Creating an RDFa Core document and XHTML, HTML4 and HTML5
> 5. SVG and ODF support
> -- manu
> [1] http://payswarm.com/
> [2] http://bitmunk.com/

Benjamin Adrian
Email : benjamin.adrian@dfki.de
WWW : http://www.dfki.uni-kl.de/~adrian/
Tel.: +49631 20575 145
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH
Firmensitz: Trippstadter Straße 122, D-67663 Kaiserslautern
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster (Vorsitzender) Dr. Walter Olthoff
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats:
Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans A. Aukes
Amtsgericht Kaiserslautern, HRB 2313
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