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Re: Final CFP: In-Use Track ISWC 2013

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 02 May 2013 07:56:16 -0400
Message-ID: <51825460.3050009@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 5/2/13 6:55 AM, Paul Groth wrote:
> Hi Sarven,
> Beyond the PDF for me is moving beyond the current research 
> communication system as highlighted by the Force 11 manifesto 
> (http://www.force11.org/white_paper). This includes adopting 
> technologies that augment/extend (i.e. go beyond) existing 
> technologies. For example, making data easily accessible and citable, 
> providing links to online content, making multiple perspectives on 
> content available, exposing provenance, using altmetrics. I'm very 
> influenced by the work on Utopia (http://utopiadocs.com) so that's why 
> I think using pdfs are fine - you can do a lot with them as they stand 
> - and for a certain form of communication (written long form text) 
> they work well. As technologist we need to make sure that these new 
> technologies work well in the environment and connect to other things.
> cheers
> Paul

This quote caught my attention, from their home page:

"Building Bridges
The scientific article has been described as a _Story That Persuades 
With Data_, but all too often the link between data and narrative is 
lost somewhere in the modern publishing process. Utopia Documents helps 
to rebuild these connections, linking articles to underlying datasets, 
and making it easy to access online resources relating to an article's 

Thus, I assume this means that there is a hook for URIs that resolve to 
data contextualized by PDFs, right?


> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 12:32 PM, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca 
> <mailto:info@csarven.ca>> wrote:
>     On 05/02/2013 12:23 PM, Paul Groth wrote:
>         I think Harry makes the point better than I can.
>     Paul, I have one last question for you if you don't mind, because
>     it seems like you are not interested in playing this out and I
>     don't want to bother you further: what does "beyond the PDF" mean
>     to you?
>     -Sarven
> -- 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Dr. Paul Groth (p.t.groth@vu.nl <mailto:p.t.groth@vu.nl>)
> http://www.few.vu.nl/~pgroth/ <http://www.few.vu.nl/%7Epgroth/>
> Assistant Professor
> - Web & Media Group | Department of Computer Science
> - The Network Institute
> VU University Amsterdam



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