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From Benjamin Young <>
Subject RE: [PROPOSAL] Apache Annotator
Date Tue, 31 May 2016 20:41:15 GMT
Yeah. A bit of both, actually. ;)

JSON-LD is the new bridge builder / peace-maker in this space.

There's an RDF-based data model "underneath" but the expression of it can be treated as "plain
JSON" for those who don't do RDF.

For instance, I have the beginnings of the Web Annotation Protocol built on Apache CouchDB:

The Web Annotation Protocol is based on LDP BasicContainers--which really just (re)defined
GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE + Link headers for finding your way around:

Anyhow, it's getting uptake from folks who have little to no interest in RDF or graphs as
well as folks who depend heavily on RDF and graphs--which is about the best scenario we can
hope for these days. :)

Thanks for the thoughts, Nick!

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Kew [] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Annotator

On Tue, 2016-05-31 at 18:13 +0000, Benjamin Young wrote:
> Yeah. Lots has happened in the intervening 14 years. :)


Thanks for the reply.  I kind-of thought it might've done, but (having followed your first
link and found only javascript that had nothing to say on the subject) I was looking for ...
well, I guess your reply and the links in it.

Lots more reading to do, but I see it's moved from RDF and pie-in-the-sky to JSON and some
more realistic expectations.

Nick Kew

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