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Re: Quick self-introduction

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:08:39 +0100
Message-ID: <CAPRnXt=o4k4Y5_+=AUXTErs1GcJQsV-aYemu2KRW37dnMxcxSw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Annotation <public-annotation@w3.org>
Hi, looking forward for the Web Annotation WG kicking off. Here's my

I am Stian Soiland-Reyes [0] at School of Computer Science, University
of Manchester. I work in the myGrid [1] group, where we are producing
software for supporting scientists in fields ranging from
bioinformatics, biodiversity and chemistry to text mining (including
Utopia Documents [2]), library preservation, scientific
reproducibility (Research Object [3] and scientific workflows (Taverna

Our tools are usually web-based with a high reliance of user content
contribution and annotations (myExperiment [5], BioCatalogue [6], SEEK
[7], MethodBox[10]), and rely heavily on web services (REST/SOAP) and
Linked Data (Taverna [4], RightField [8], Open PHACTS [9]).

My research interests lie particularly along the lines of provenance,
attributions and annotations. I was a member of the W3C Provenance
working group, a contributor on specifications like PROV-O [11] and
ontologies like PAV [12] and Research Object [13].

I have previously participated in the Open Annotation Community Group,
particularly from the viewpoint of our use of semantic annotations to
describe digital research contributions in Research Objects [14][15]
using ORE and AO/OA.

[0] http://soiland-reyes.com/stian/work/
[1] http://www.mygrid.org.uk/
[2] http://utopiadocs.cs.man.ac.uk/
[3] http://www.researchobject.org/
[4] http://www.taverna.org.uk/
[5] http://www.myexperiment.org/
[6] http://biocatalogue.org/
[7] http://www.seek4science.org/
[8] http://www.rightfield.org.uk/
[9] http://www.openphacts.org/
[10] https://www.methodbox.org/
[11] http://www.w3.org/TR/prov-o/
[12] http://purl.org/pav/html
[13] http://purl.org/wf4ever/model
[14] http://wf4ever.github.io/ro/#annotations-example-sec
[15] http://wf4ever.github.io/ro/bundle/draft/#manifest-annotations

On 12 September 2014 22:03, TB Dinesh <dinesh@servelots.com> wrote:
> We at Janastu.org, Bangalore, India have been providing Free Software
> (FOSS) support and necessary R&D to non-profits (NPOs/NGOs) since
> 2002. Sometime during 2010, we got to look into the issue of web
> content accessibility for low-literates and worked on re-narration
> as a model based on how content reaches the low-literates in real life
> [isif,w4a].
> This soon evolved into using web annotations, that we call SWeeTs, as
> the building block for the re-narration web [alipi], We now develop
> SWeeT Web [swt] tools and use them in a number of projects, for
> example in creating visual essays from oral narratives.
> Looking forward to the communications on this list,
> -dinesh
> [isif] http://isif.asia/theme/default/files/ISIFGrants2010-TechnicalReport_Servelots.pdf
> [w4a] http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2207030
> [alipi] wiki.janastu.org/Alipi
> [swt] wiki.janastu.org/Sweet_Web

Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
http://soiland-reyes.com/stian/work/ http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
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