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Issue No.06 - Nov.-Dec. (2013 vol.17)
pp: 71-75
Paolo Ciccarese , Harvard Medical School
Stian Soiland-Reyes , University of Manchester
Tim Clark , Harvard Medical School
The W3C Open Annotation Data Model provides facilities for annotating content directly on the Web without changing the original content. Third-party semantic annotations of content are now emerging as first-class objects on the Web.
Web services, Web and Internet services, Data processing,W3C, linked data, web annotation, Open Annotation Data Model
Paolo Ciccarese, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Tim Clark, "Web Annotation as a First-Class Object", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.17, no. 6, pp. 71-75, Nov.-Dec. 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2013.123
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