Beyond Annotea

Chernich, Ronald, Crawley, Stephen and Hunter, Jane (2010). Beyond Annotea. In: Proceedings of the 4th eResearch Australasia Conference. 4th eResearch Australasia Conference, Gold Coast, Qld., Australia, (). 8-12 November 2010.

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Author Chernich, Ronald
Crawley, Stephen
Hunter, Jane
Title of paper Beyond Annotea
Conference name 4th eResearch Australasia Conference
Conference location Gold Coast, Qld., Australia
Conference dates 8-12 November 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 4th eResearch Australasia Conference
Place of Publication Gold Coast, Qld., Australia
Publisher eResearch Australasia
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status
Total pages 2
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The most popular distributed web annotation tools and services are based on proprietary protocols. Whilst a standardsbased approach is preferable for a variety of reasons, the fact is that there is no standard for annotations. The closest that we currently have is the W3C Annotea Protocol document [1]. However, this is a draft document produced by a W3C working group that has never been formally endorsed or widely implemented. It does not have the standing of a W3C recommendation (or even a draft recommendation), and it does not have the degree of precision or completeness that you would expect of a standards document. In addition, the Annotea document does not adequately address the following areas:
· There is no clear model of what an annotation is, and how it relates to the resource or resources being annotated.
· Annotations of resource fragments (e.g. paragraphs in web pages) are not adequately addressed.
· The document does not specify the schema for basic annotations and replies, and provides no framework or guidelines for domain specific annotation schemas.
The OpenAnnotation Collaboration [2] is developing over-arching conceptual model for annotations that is based on OAI-ORE aggregations, and may also address the annotation schema and resource fragment issues.
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