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Re: annotations and RDF

From: Paolo Ciccarese <paolo.ciccarese@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:44:13 -0500
Message-ID: <CAFPX2kD=Svy22-5Z6R96BuFMZv-LOEjx8zaGoRYda3dSZd4jsQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dr David Shotton <david.shotton@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Cc: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>, Herbert van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>, Matteo Casu <mattecasu@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, Silvio Peroni <essepuntato@cs.unibo.it>
Dear David,
in general we have not been focusing enough on these aspects yet.
However, that is one of the top items in the priority list and it would be
great if you could participate to the discussion.

As Rob pointed out, with very few tweaks your example could work in
compliance with OA as well.


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM, Dr David Shotton <
david.shotton@zoo.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 07/02/2013 14:54, Paolo Ciccarese wrote:
> We also use CiTO and FaBIO for storing the bibliographic data and those
> are based on FRBR.
> Dear Paolo, Robert and Herbert,
> I'm in Leiden at a conference with Bob Morris.  We've just had a brief
> discussion about the potential use of AO to characterize citations, where
> the generic CiTO terms don't provide sufficient expressiveness.  That has
> prompted me to look at the new Open Annotation Data Model: Open
> Annotation Core<http://www.openannotation.org/spec/core/20130208/core.html>published last Friday.
> That document says "Typically an Annotation has a single Body, which is
> the comment or other descriptive resource, and a single Target that the
> Body is somehow "about". " Thus oa:hasBody defines the annotation itself,
> and oa:hasTarget defines the target of that annotation.
> If we now apply that to the situation of a bibliographic citation that we
> want to characterize with a new annotation, we must be careful to note that
> oa:hasTarget does NOT apply to the cited paper, but rather to the citation
> that exists between the citing paper and the cited paper.
> So we first need to define the annotation as applying to the citation,
> then to define the body of the annotation as something distinct from the
> citing paper, and finally to define the target of the annotation as the
> citation itself.  What do people think about the following, that uses a
> Named Graph to define the citation?  Comments welcome!
> Kind regards,
> David
> :citationAnnotation a oa:Annotation ;****
>       oa:hasBody :CommentOnCitation ;****
>       oa:hasTarget :citationNamedGraph ;****
>       oa:motivatedBy oa:commenting . ****
> ** **
> :CommentOnCitation a fabio:Comment ;****
>       dcterms:description "I'm citing that paper because it initiated
> this whole field of research"  .****
> ** **
> :citationNamedGraph {****
>       <Paper_A> cito:cites  <Paper_B> .****
> }****
> --
> Dr David Shotton
> Research Data Management and Semantic Publishing Research Group
> Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
> South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK.
> Phone: +44-(0)1865-271193    Skype: davidshotton

Dr. Paolo Ciccarese
Biomedical Informatics Research & Development
Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience at Mass General Hospital
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