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Summary of the iannotate conference, San Francisco, April 2013

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Summary Day 2

  1. 1. Day 1: How do we annotate?1. Open annotation progress (Rob Sanderson, LANL)2. (Dan Whaley, [demo script]3. Annotator: a brief history (Nick Stenning, GDS UK and Randall Leeds, Semantic annotation on the web using Domeo (Paolo Ciccarese, Domeo)5. Maphub and Annotorious (Bernhard Haselhofer, Maphub and Ranier Simon, Pelagios)6. Shared Canvas: Digital Facsimiles via Distributed Annotation (Rob Sanderson, Shared Canvas)7. Annotation Studio (Kurt Fendt, Jamie Folsom, MIT HyperStudio)8. Failures of annotation and lessons to be learned (Jennifer Lin, PLoS)9. Interlinking Ancient World Data through Open Annotation (Simon, Pelagios)10. You said what about my paper? (Simeon Warner, arXiv)
  2. 2. Day 2: What do we annotate?1. A metabolomic ecosystem of ideas (John Perry Barlow)2. Weaving new ideas - how presenting threads of research could accelerate discovery (Ian Mulvaney, eLife)3. How do we annotate and should it matter in a digital world? (Cathy Marshall, Microsoft Research)4. Annotation in Scholarly Literature (Patricia Cleary, Springer Journals)5. "Comments and annotations in Open Science articles" (Alberto Pepe, Authorea)6. “Annotating Research Datasets” (John Kunze, CDL)7. “Small Data, or: Bridging the Gap Between Smart and Dumb Research Repositories” (Anita de Waard, Elsevier Labs)8. “SureChem: Automated Annotation with Integrated Humans” (James Siddle, Digital Science)9. “Middleware for Scholarly Publications” (David Millman, NYU)10. "Changing the Culture of Learning" (Adam Hyde, Booktype)11. Annotation in digital reading applications (Thomas Schinabeck, dotdotdot)12. “Enabling the distributed curation of the Astronomical literature through annotations” (Alberto Accomazzi, NASA ADS)13. “Building on Linnaeus: 260 Years of Taxonomic Annotation” (Martin Kalfatovic, BHL)14. "Why journalism needs web-wide annotation" (Jon Mitchell, Daily Portal)15. “Annotating policy” (Michael Weinberg, Public Knowledge)
  3. 3. Day 2: You are here*• What people are annotating: – Biology – Springer papers – Math – Data sets – Chemical patents – Books – With likeminded people – Astronomy – Ducks – Laws – Journalism Kalfatovic, Taxonomic annotation
  4. 4. Some great quotes from today:• “Mankind needs metabolic ecosystems of meaning”• “Science sucks at getting better at doing science”• “Annotations may be ossified toast scintillea – may strike users as icky”• “Annotations are a window on the soul”• “And here is a LaTeX comment, which I’ve now added to this document…”• “If you print it you don’t have to read it, you can just stack it on your desk.”• “Annotations make opaque data visible, sensible and valuable”• “An-notation – what’s the difference?”• “Get a glimpse of the ‘tonality of the text’ through annotation: discover and read with like-minded people”• “Here’s our portal, which humans can look at, but the largest use comes from other machines.”• “L., or as I like to call him, ID 34594730”• “Data repositories are giving up preservation of unused data.”• “Information is data that is found meaningful by a human mind.”• “Ads feed the trolls.”• “A hypertag is a bundle of links that are joined by web annotations.”• “From this day forward, all ducks will wear shoes.”• “Copyright law is from 1976: you may have noticed a few things have changed since then”
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  6. 6. DAY (1 + 2=) 3: How’s this for a shared mission?“Let us now build systems that allowa kid in Mali who wants to learn aboutproteomics to not be overwhelmedby the irrelevant and the untrue.”- John Perry Barlow