Re: Use Cases

Hi, Tim–

A really common and clear example of this is poetry and lyrics, where a 
particular phrase may be repeated throughout the work; for instance, the 
phrase "What's the frequency, Kenneth" in the eponymous REM song [1] is 
repeated, and each instance could have the same explanation of the 
origin of the phrase (i.e. Dan Rather's altercation with a loon).



On 3/1/14 1:04 PM, Tim Cole wrote:
> So here's another idea for consideration for the /Note on Annotation Use
> Cases/. It stems from discussions about methods we might use to curate
> retrospectively digitized texts such as are found in the HathiTrust.
> Reactions?
> *Repeated Segment Annotations*
> A user wishes to target for annotation segments of a resource that
> appear more than once in that resource, termed here for convenience
> '/repeated segments/' (e.g., a string, node or name that appears
> multiple times in a single digitized book). For the purposes of what's
> being expressed in the annotation, the user does not need to know (has
> not determined a priori) the exact number of times the repeated segment
> appears in the resource; the interpretation of the annotation is
> understood to be independent of the number of instances of the repeated
> segment in the resource. This use case is defined to address situations
> where the body of the annotation relates in the same way to each
> repeated segment instance. Similarly for a body comprised of repeated
> segments.
> *Examples*
> ·A copy editor creates an annotation proposing a correction to replace
> all instances of the string "pleaf'd" with the string "pleas'd".
> Essentially the annotation is proposing a search and replace operation
> of the sort ubiquitous in modern word processing systems.
> ·A manufacturer wishes to annotate all products of a certain class in
> his products database with a note that these items will go on sale next
> week for 15% off for 2 weeks only.
> ·A publisher wishes to associate an annotation containing an updated
> email address with all author nodes having the value "Jane A. Smith"
> that appear in last year's journal volume.
> *Notes*
> ·In the absence of an oa:State triple, the annotation would be assumed
> persistent even if some instances of the repeated segment are removed
> from the resource or  if additional instances of the repeated segment
> are added to the resource. The annotation is rendered inoperative
> (nonsense) only if all instances of the repeated segment are removed.
> ·While challenging to address, this use case should be addressed since
> it can happen inadvertently as well as intentionally. Certain classes of
> selectors will be prone to describing/identifying segments that occur
> multiple times in a resource.  For example, in a lengthy text there is
> some small but finite chance that there will be more than one match for
> the same oa:exact, oa:prefix, and oa:suffix combination (e.g., the
> constituents of an oa:TextQuoteSelector).  As has already come up, we
> can anticipate that communities will want to begin using other kinds of
> selectors, e.g., CSS, XPath/XPpointer, SQL-based, SPARQL-based, etc.
> that have an even greater probability of describing and identifying
> repeated segments in a lengthy resource.
> ·A further extension of this use case (or perhaps the slippery slope
> reason not to allow) might be its potential use with multiplicity
> constructs.
> I suspect that the 'data selector' discussion that Bob, Paolo and others
> have raised previously in other threads (most recently in
>   is relevant here in terms of how the current OA model might be applied
> or if necessary extended to implement this use case. Though this
> suggestion was stimulated by the copy edit example (which has come up
> most recently in the context of the HathiTrust Research Center), there
> is perhaps in fact a lot of overlap with various data query use cases.
> A relevant question (I think) is whether (in the context of RDF and OA)
> we can unambiguously give identity as a single Resource (e.g., as an
> extension of the oa:SpecificResource class)  to what is essentially a
> not yet enumerated ad hoc aggregation of oa:SpecificResources?  Perhaps
> there's a bit of a Schrödinger's Cat issue lurking here.
> Thanks,
> Tim Cole
> University of Illinois at UC
> *From:*Robert Sanderson []
> *Sent:* Monday, February 24, 2014 4:52 PM
> *To:* public-openannotation
> *Subject:* Use Cases
> 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:
> 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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