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Re: Use Cases

From: Dave Lewis <dave.lewis@cs.tcd.ie>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:04:15 +0000
Message-ID: <530CA2DF.9010406@cs.tcd.ie>
To: public-openannotation@w3.org
CC: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Hi Rob, all,
You may want to consider work on annotation in the Internationalization 
Activity, in particular the work of the MLW-LT WG which recently 
completed the ITS2.0 recommendation: http://www.w3.org/TR/its20/

There is a set of IS2.0 use cases based on current implementations 
available at:
and an older set of requirements at:

ITS2.0 addresses specific use cases related to the internationalisation 
and localisation of HTML5 and XML content. It therefore specifically 
addresses the annotation of the _textual_ content of such content, 
rather than annotating non-text nodes of the resulting DOM tree. 
However, to handle the many practical aspects, especially in relation to 
minimising the impact of annotation on the document, ITS possess a 
sophisitcated set of annotation patterns to overcome some of the 
limitation of third party annotations of DOM parsable documents, 
including a mapping to standoff meta-data in RDF. These patterns are 
described a bit more explicitly (compared to in the Recommendation) in a 
recent paper available at:

I'd be very interest in hearing thoughts from the group on this work and 
its relation to the annotation use case draft.


On 24/02/2014 22:52, Robert Sanderson wrote:
> Dear all,
> The W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group is going to publish a 
> working draft of a Note on Annotation use cases in the near future.  I 
> have put a pre-working draft (whatever that means :) ) of the text up at:
> http://www.openannotation.org/usecases.html
> Any comments, corrections, additions, etc are very welcome!
> Thanks,
> Rob
> P.S. Bob, unfortunately data annotation directly isn't in scope of the 
> IG work, but I've included it under the embedded resource use case to 
> try and promote the discussion.
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