Grouping annotations?

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Rainer Simon

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Feb 4, 2012, 7:34:03 AM2/4/12
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Dear list,

another question - but I'm putting this in an extra email since it's
not directly related:

Is there a way to group annotations? My use case would be that I have
a set of annotations (e.g. representing several human-generated "tags"
from a controlled vocab on a fragment of text), and I would like to
model the fact that those tags were created in the same context, i.e.
as a single user action, stored at the same timestamp, created by the
same user.

I know I could achieve this by using a structured body. But I'd rather
avoid that, since I'm aiming for interoperability with another system
(Pelagios), in which the annotation body is unstructured, consisting
only of a single URI from a controlled vocab (a Gazetteer entry).

Therefore, a way to either (a) have some sort of a grouping construct
to define a collection of annotations; or (b) a way to include
multiple bodies (less nice, probably...) would really help my
scenario.

Any recommendations?

Thanks,
Rainer

Robert Sanderson

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Feb 7, 2012, 12:11:21 PM2/7/12
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In the Shared Canvas work we have used ORE Aggregations of Annotations
to group them together.
ORE: http://www.openarchives.org/ore/

Example:
http://www.shared-canvas.org/impl/demo1/res/Transcriptions-f1r.n3
This is a set of all of the annotations (transcriptions of the text)
from a single folio of a manuscript.

You can also use RDF constructions such as List to impose order on the
aggregation, as in the above example.

HTH,

Rob

Rainer Simon

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Feb 8, 2012, 8:00:15 AM2/8/12
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Hi Rob,

excellent - thanks. Looks just like what I was looking for!

Cheers,
Rainer
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