Open Annotation U.S. East Coast Rollout Project Showcase

  • AustESE - Scholary Editions

    The AustESE project aims to develop an online workbench that integrates a set of interoperable services to support the production of electronic scholarly editions. The AustESE workbench includes a collaborative annotation and tagging service that enables scholars to create and reply to scholarly commentary attached to texts, textual variants and images; captures the annotations as stand-off markup that is discoverable, shareable, and re-usable (using the Open Annoation data model); provides search, browse and visualisation interfaces for annotations; and enables both manual and automated migration of annotations between transcriptions and facsimiles.

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  • Domeo Annotation Toolkit

    Domeo is a browser-based annotation tool that enables users to visually and efficiently create, save, version and share RDF-based “stand-off” annotation on HTML or XML documents. Domeo supports manual, fully automated, and semi-automated annotation with complete provenance records, as well as personal or community annotation with access authorization and control. Several use cases were incrementally implemented by the toolkit. These use cases in biomedical communications include personal note-taking, group document annotation, semantic tagging - through biomedical ontologies-, claim-evidence-context extraction – through the SWAN ontology model -, reagent tagging, - through the antibodyregistry.con - and curation of textmining results from entity extraction algorithms such as the NCBO Annotator Web Service. Results. Domeo has been deployed as part of the NIH Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF); in the private network of a major pharmaceutical company; and in a (currently) limited-access public version on the Cloud. Dr. Paolo Ciccarese is the architect of the Domeo Annotation tool. Tim Clark is the Principal Investigator of the Domeo project.

  • Filtered Push

    After three decades of standards development and computerization of natural history collections many millions of vouchered specimen records are available in global electronic networks. Vast numbers of specimen records remain only accessible on paper. Available records are highly variable in quality and rich in three decades worth of data capture and migration errors. Far more seriously, specimen data is being brought to the desktops of the researchers and specialists best able to correct and clean those data, without an easy means for the return of those researchers' corrections to those specimen collections. It is this very annotation by specialists that keeps natural history collections vital.

    We are designing and implementing a network, which we term Filtered Push, to connect remote sites where annotations can be generated with the authoritative databases of the collections holding the vouchers to which those annotations apply. The name reflects function; Push, as annotations can be pushed from remote corners of the network back to authoritative data sets, Filtered, as the curators of these data sets can filter and reject annotations of their data.

  • Open Annotation Compliant Plugin for Fedora

    Brown University Library's Center for Digital Scholarship collaborates with scholars in many disciplines on projects involving annotation, categorization, and descriptions. Over the years, the variety of technical approaches to annotation in scholarly projects became burdensome, and CDS staff began to look for a new approach that would offer both flexibility and standardization in the creation and deployment of annotation tools. Because annotation is a kind of authorship, there is a keen interest in saving and reusing annotations as first-class works of scholarship. To that end, CDS has built a Fedora plugin for creating, querying, and managing Open Annotations stored as objects in Fedora repositories.

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  • Open Annotation Video Annotator

    The Video Annotator developer library is a demonstration of Open Annotation as a way to exchange annotations of proprietary streaming video embedded in a web page. The library provides the components a web developer can use to integrate video annotation into their website. Ongoing work at MITH includes developing a Drupal module that will make it easy to use the Video Annotator components in a Drupal website without requiring prior knowledge of JavaScript.

  • Old Maps and Open Data Networks

    Old maps are a record of the past, exposing features people might want to tell stories about. Maphub is a Web application that enables them to do so by creating annotations on digitized high-resolution historical maps. By semantically tagging regions on the map, users create associations between their annotations and resources in open Web-based data networks. These associations are leveraged to enable multilingual search and to generate overlays of historical maps on modern mapping applications. Contributed annotations are shared on the Web following the W3C Open Annotation specification. Preliminary studies show general user satisfaction with our approach.

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