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E-Research Roundtable - Validation of Open Annotation RDF


Wednesday, February 12, 2014
12:30pm - 2:00pm

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Session leaders: Tim Cole, Professor of Library Administration, Mathematics and Digital Content Access Librarian
Description: The W3C Open Annotation (OA) Community Group data model and ontology builds on RDF and other W3C Semantic Web standards. As new OA-based applications come on line and in anticipation of the OA specification moving from a Community Draft into the formal W3C Recommendations track, being able to validate conformance to the OA data model and ontology is becoming increasingly important to its successful uptake. Annotation tools and services need a way to validate that annotation descriptions being exchanged meet the OA data model requirements. The LoreStore OA validation service developed by Open Annotation Collaboration partner Queensland University has become an infrastructure cornerstone within the OA community. LoreStore makes use of SPARQL to validate conformance to OA specs, linking any warnings or errors found directly to the relevant section of the spec. The LoreStore OA Validator was included in last fall's W3C RDF Validation Workshop as an exemplar of the current state-of-the-art for validation of conformance to RDF-based data models. Join us for a presentation and demonstration of the LoreStore OA validation service followed by a discussion of the W3C's current thinking re RDF validation more broadly.

Links:

Demo instance of LoreStore OA Validator:
http://austese.net/lorestore/validate.html

W3C RDF Validation Workshop:
http://www.w3.org/2012/12/rdf-val/

IBM's OSLC Resource Shape (a potential starting point for a W3C RDF Validation WG): http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/linked-data-oslc-resource-shapes/

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