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The Semantics of Semantic Annotation

Bechhofer, Sean, Carr, Les, Goble, Carol, Kampa, Simon and Miles-Board, Timothy (2002) The Semantics of Semantic Annotation At First International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems. , pp. 1151-1167.

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Semantic metadata will play a significant role in the provision of the Semantic Web. Agents will need metadata that describes the content of resources in order to perform operations, such as retrieval, over those resources. In addition, if rich semantic metadata is supplied, those agents can then employ reasoning over the metadata, enhancing their processing power. Key to this approach is the provision of annotations, both through automatic and human means. The semantics of these annotations, however, in terms of the mechanisms through which they are interpreted and presented to the user, are sometimes unclear. In this paper, we identify a number of candidate interpretations of annotation, and discuss the impact these interpretations may have on Semantic Web applications.

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Published date: 2002
Venue - Dates: First International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems, 2002-01-01
Keywords: semantic web, annotation
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 256978
PURE UUID: 942407aa-6d2f-48aa-b428-650cca9b63be
ORCID for Les Carr: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 04 Dec 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:42

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Author: Sean Bechhofer
Author: Les Carr ORCID iD
Author: Carol Goble
Author: Simon Kampa
Author: Timothy Miles-Board

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