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Re: Quick self-introduction

From: Ben De Meester <ben.demeester@ugent.be>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:52:34 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJ-O9Tt4kvwnTP43QJSfvLyikG977a4=5gLmFbCmyJPdrd-bww@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Cc: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>, Web Annotation <public-annotation@w3.org>
Hello everyone,

I am Ben De Meester, PhD student at Ghent University, working for
Multimedia Lab [0]. My interests lie in digital publishing and the Semantic
Web. I have mostly worked on an online authoring environment to create EPUB
3 publications [1], and I am currently also part of the Digital Publishing
IG.

Looking forward for tomorrow,

Greetings,
Ben

[0] http://multimedialab.elis.ugent.be/about
[1]
http://www.slideshare.net/BenDeMeester/a-digital-first-authoring-environment-for-enriched-ebooks-using-epub-3

Ben De Meester
Researcher Semantic Web
Ghent University - iMinds - Multimedia Lab
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Department of Electronics and Information Systems
Gaston Crommenlaan 8 bus 201, B-9050 Ledeberg-Ghent, Belgium

t: +32 9 331 49 59
e: ben.demeester@ugent.be
URL:  http://multimedialab.elis.ugent.be

2014-09-15 19:18 GMT+02:00 Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>:

>
> Dear all,
>
> I'm Rob Sanderson at Stanford University, one of the co-chairs of the
> group.  My interest in annotation is long standing from a digital library /
> digital publishing / [scholarly] communication perspective, all of which
> are moving to align with the architecture of the web (some more quickly
> than others).  My view on annotation in general is a user-writable layer
> over top of the web: if resources accepting content from consumers is Web
> 2.0, then the next iteration is surely to make the web infrastructure
> accept content from consumers :)  My background is academic and related
> research institutions, primarily in library/information science, but worry
> not, I understand very well the benefits of practicality over theoretical
> purity.
>
> I was co-PI in the Open Annotation Collaboration (2009-2013), one of the
> two initiatives that joined forces in 2011 to form the Open Annotation
> Community Group along with Annotation Ontology.  I was then co-chair and
> co-editor for the Community Group, and worked closely with other sectors to
> engage in how Open Annotation could be used, including with IDPF and
> annotating EPUBs and the IIIF Framework for annotating images and
> representing digitized objects.
>
> I very much look forwards to working with you all :)
>
> All the best,
>
> Rob
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 3:08 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes <
> soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>> Hi, looking forward for the Web Annotation WG kicking off. Here's my
>> introduction:
>>
>>
>> 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
>> [4]).
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Rob Sanderson
> Technology Collaboration Facilitator
> Digital Library Systems and Services
> Stanford, CA 94305
>
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