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RE: Annotation working group

From: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 16:13:26 +0100 (BST)
To: Bryan Thompson <bryan-pop@cog-tech.com>
cc: "'Julie Gibson'" <julieg@weborganic.com>, Bryan Thompson <bryan@cog-tech.com>, "www-annotation@w3.org" <www-annotation@w3.org>, "annotate@cog-tech.com" <annotate@cog-tech.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.GHP.4.21.0005101601290.3864-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

Hi all,

Some colleagues and I have been working on open source RDF
annotations. The stuff we've done is at


_but_ it's not scalable as it stands and it's very much a piece of
demonstration software (some of the explanations, particularly the
paper http://yaddle.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/docs/recdoc1.html are out of
date). I'm very interested in people's experiences and sharing
information in this field.

Libby Miller


On Wed, 10 May 2000, Bryan Thompson wrote:

> Julie,
> I was hope that we would see a stronger response from the community.  Perhaps that will emerge over time.
> I would definitely like to discuss standards with you as they apply to annotation servers.   From your experience, what areas do you see as benefiting from standardization?
> -bryan
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Julie Gibson [SMTP:julieg@weborganic.com]
> Sent:	Saturday, May 06, 2000 10:41 PM
> To:	Bryan Thompson
> Cc:	www-annotation@w3.org; annotate@cog-tech.com
> Subject:	Re: Annotation working group
> Hi Bryan and others
> > Is there an active annotation working group?
> Now that you mention it I haven't heard from anyone for a while now, and we
> didn't get past a discussion group as far as I know.
> > I am interested in creating an open source project to develop an
> > fine-grained annotation server and I would like to get a sense of who
> > might be already involved in such efforts.  I am interested in a project
> > that can scale efficently up to very large communities and that provides
> > flexibility in the semantics of the annotation markups.  To my
> > understanding, the existing open source annotation server efforts do not
> > meet these criteria (e.g., crit.org,
> > http://eon.law.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/annotate/main.cgi, etc.).
> We have been developing an annotation server for commercial use but we are
> not supported by any established company. (After examining the open source
> system we decided that we were too small to support an open source project
> because we have to live off our earnings from our code and don't work for a
> bigger entity that could support us while we worked on open source) So
> although our work may not be useful to an open source project our product
> may be able to provide a sort of approach that you would be interested in
> looking at. If you visit our site we have a demo and several papers
> explaining how it works.
> > I am also interested in standards for annotation interchange, and in the
> > use of annotation to facilitate collaborative cognition within
> > issue-focused communities.
> We are very interested in becoming involved in establishing these standards,
> our thrust has been entirely concerned with collaborative work within
> communities with a shared interest though we seem to be finding other
> commercial applications based on document versioning and collaborative
> changes to established versions.
> I hope your query can prompt a bit more activity.
> Regards
> Julie G
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