W3C Open Annotation Community Group's use of Linked Data

Dear all,

We would like to invite you to participate in the Open Annotation
Community Group, in particular to discuss the use of RDF and Linked
Data.  We have run into some interesting issues which we would love to
discuss in more detail.

Open Annotation is a RDF / Linked Data specification which describes
an interoperable framework for annotating resources, such as to
provide comments or reviews, bookmark or tag a resource or provide a
link between related resources. Open Annotations have sufficient
richness of expression to satisfy the complex requirements of
scholarly and scientific use cases,  while remaining simple enough to
also allow for the most common use  cases, such as attaching a piece
of text to a single web resource.

The current draft specification is the result of merging two previous
efforts, the Open Annotation Collaboration and the Annotation
Ontology, capitalizing on the cumulative experience gained in building
both experiments and production level applications.  We are looking to
engage with other communities to ensure the broadest possible coverage
of requirements.

The core specification is available at:

And the W3C community group:

We are in the process of arranging a face to face meeting in
September, likely in Chicago.  There may be (limited) travel funding
available to continue the discussions from the list in person.

Many thanks, and we look forwards to engaging with this topic in the
Community Group!

Rob Sanderson, Paolo Ciccarese
Open Annotation Co-Chairs

Received on Friday, 13 July 2012 15:22:05 UTC