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Re: Semantic Web & annotations

From: Daniel J. Weitzner <djweitzner@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 14:17:33 +0100
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.19991122141131.00b45730@localhost>
To: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Cc: swick@w3.org, sw99@w3.org
Marja,

Yes, this sounds great.  I did mention collaboration tools in 
http://www.w3.org/Member/Meeting/99AC/NovAC/Technology-and-Society-Summary.h 
tml#Metadata as an important Semantic Web application so would be delighted 
to see it as part of this mix. What do you need in order to accomplish the 
last steps you mention in your message?

Danny

At 11:55 AM 11/19/99 -0500, Marja-Riitta Koivunen wrote:
>Hi Danny!
>
>I had a brief discussion with Ralph about the plans for Semantic Web project.
>It sounded interesting.
>
>You probably also have heard about the annotation (and collaboration)
>project that we have been trying to get going with Ralph. To me the
>annotation and collaboration tools are an application of Semantic Web that
>can concretely show and help people to understand what Semantic Web can be
>and how it could help them. I think that some concrete examples like this
>are badly needed because otherwise the Semantic Web will remain too
>abstract for many people.
>
>We already have some pieces running. Right now we have Eric's RDF database
>and Jose's Amaya annotations interface but we need to connect these
>together and define a suitable query language and Amaya UI for the queries
>etc. DanBri also wanted to do some other stuff so that the annotation can
>be seen also without Amaya. Then we could test it with users and get
>feedback about their needs.
>
>I think it would help a lot to get this finished if this could be part of
>the Semantic Web development because it could have the priority it reserves
>in peoples work list. How does it sound to you? Do you think you could help?
>
>Marja

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