Re: DeSeRe’24 Workshop on Decentralised search and Recommendations

Quoting Sarven Capadisli (2024-03-19 12:31:34)
> On 2024-03-19 10:55, Mohamed Ragab wrote:
> > The workshop keynotes, papers and panel discussion mainly focus on Solid 
> > Search, indexing, distributed querying, and many more.
> Great!
> I have some obligatory questions:
> Noting that contributions to the workshop requires PDFs ( 
> ), how do you see the 
> role of the workshop with respect to making scholarly knowledge (graphs) 
> about Solid available?
> Bonus: How would one perform "Solid Search, indexing, distributed 
> querying" on the information within those PDF contributions? Will you 
> consider accepting contributions alternative to the Paper User Interface 
> (PUI)?

I am not related to the conference (and it seems the deadline for
contributing papers was late February, so I assume the post is simply an
encouragement to attend the conference as part of the *audience*).

Generally, I would recommend to produce PDF files with embedded XMP
data, which is in fact RDF.
I have recently entered a university as a student, and in my
publications I try develop methods streamlining the production of
scholarly texts, and one aspect of that is to try stuff as much XMP data
as possible into the produced file.

For a concrete example, you can download a PDF with embedded XMP data
(only few triples so far, notably the correct listing of multiple
authors not as a single string but as separate author-specific triples),
here: https://thoughtroam.abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvxyzæøå.dk/code/ (the PDF
is in the right side, and at the very edge to the right is
integration of the web representation of the text).
The source code for the above is at
https://source.abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvxyzæøå.dk/thoughtroam/ - including
a make target "turtle-from-code" to convert XMP-in-PDF to turtle, using
perl and raptor.
I want to integrate much more, of course - e.g. embedding ORCID data in
XMP.  Feedback and help is much appreciated.

As for your bonus question, I'd say the answer to to use open, Free
tools like [Scholia] anf [], both of which builds upon RDF
My current student work examines such use, from a pedagogical angle.
Unfortunately for most if not all of you on this list, our text is in
danish. Source code is however written with english comments.

 - Jonas



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