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Annotations Supporting Scholarly Editing


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Annotations Supporting Scholarly Editing

  1. 1. Annotations Supporting Scholarly EditingAnna GerberITEE eResearch GroupThe University of Queensland
  2. 2. Scholarly Editions• Provide accurate reading texts of works of literary, historical, theological or philosophical significance• They contain: – historical and textual essays, – explanatory notes, – appendixes e.g. glossary – a scholarly apparatus that provides access to alternative readings in other versions of the work
  3. 3. Critical ApparatusCritical Edition with apparatus as footnotesFrom:Boldrewood, Rolf, &Eggert, Paul, &Webby, Elizabeth. & Australian Academy of theHumanities. 2006, Robbery under arms / RolfBoldrewood ; edited by Paul Eggert and ElizabethWebby, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld. Apparatus
  4. 4. AustESE eResearchTools to Support the Collaborative Authoring and Management of Electronic Scholarly Editions by
  5. 5. Annotation Use Cases• Facilitate collaborative discussion of texts, sources and facsimiles – Comments – Questions – Replies• Describe textual variation for apparatus• Record notes – Textual notes (about production of text) – Explanatory notes (meaning, historical context etc) – Link texts with facsimiles, reference secondary sources
  6. 6. Extending OA Motivation
  7. 7. Annotating Transcriptions & Images
  8. 8. Explanatory Note
  9. 9. Explanatory Note RDF@prefix oa: <> .@prefix cnt: <> .@prefix austese: <>.@prefix dcterms: <>.@prefix foaf: <>.@prefix dc: <>.<> {<> a oa:Annotation ;oa:annotatedAt "2013-03-22T06:16:25+00:00"^^<> ;dcterms:modified "2013-03-22T06:16:25+00:00"^^<> ;oa:annotatedBy<> ;oa:motivatedByaustese:ExplanatoryNote ;oa:hasBody<urn:uuid:68b949ea-4621-4353-bc46-2d4c37264de2> ;oa:hasTarget<urn:uuid:91030c8e-78cd-4292-8d5c-c402f04cbfaf> .<urn:uuid:68b949ea-4621-4353-bc46-2d4c37264de2> a cnt:ContentAsText ;dc:format "text/plain" ;cnt:characterEncoding "UTF-8" ;cnt:chars "In 1 Kings 18 the prophet Elijah (called "Elijah the Tishbite") challenges the followers of Baal to dress a sacrificial bullock and pray to their god to ignite the fire beneath it. When their prayers are not answered, Elijah mocks them." .
  10. 10. Explanatory Note RDF (continued)<urn:uuid:91030c8e-78cd-4292-8d5c-c402f04cbfaf> a <> ;oa:hasSelector<urn:uuid:cadfc91a-a137-45c0-a687-f626126d84ff> ;oa:hasSource<> .<urn:uuid:cadfc91a-a137-45c0-a687-f626126d84ff> a oa:Choice ;oa:item<urn:uuid:35a22500-92b9-11e2-9e96-0800200c9a66> ;oa:default<urn:uuid:35a22500-92b9-11e2-9e96-0800200c9a66> ;oa:item<urn:uuid:43d4c9c0-92b9-11e2-9e96-0800200c9a66> .<> a foaf:Person ;foaf:name "Tim Dolin" .<urn:uuid:35a22500-92b9-11e2-9e96-0800200c9a66> a <> ;oa:prefix "f whom the ironical " ;oa:suffix " spoke, he was talki" ;oa:exact "Tishbite" .<urn:uuid:43d4c9c0-92b9-11e2-9e96-0800200c9a66> a austese:RangeSelector ;austese:endElement "/div[1]/div[1]/p[23]" ;austese:endOffset "420"^^<> ;austese:startElement "/div[1]/div[1]/p[23]" ;austese:startOffset "412"^^<> .}
  11. 11. Replies
  12. 12. Reply RDF<> {<> a oa:Annotation ;dc:language "en" ;dc:title "Re: Amen" ;oa:motivatedByoa:replying ;oa:annotatedAt "2012-03-26T16:34:47.673+10:00"^^dcterms:W3CDTF ;oa:hasBody<urn:uuid:E20D57674C0B45769D6B20C72560E418> ;oa:hasTarget<> .<urn:uuid:E20D57674C0B45769D6B20C72560E418> a cnt:ContentAsText ;cnt:characterEncoding "UTF-8" ;cnt:chars "While not deemed suitable for The BulnBuln and the Brolga, this passage issignificant to the argument of Such is Life (1898). Furphy is much more concernedwith exploring the fiction of facts and the facts of fiction in the typescript version.Returned to their previous context, the unrevised sections of the BulnBuln and theBrolga perform a different function in a significantly different narrative." .}
  13. 13. Textual Variation
  14. 14. Annotating Textual Variation
  15. 15. Variation Metadata
  16. 16. Annotation Validation• Validation service to check constraints from the core spec• Validation rules implemented as SPARQL 1.1 queries
  17. 17. Validation Rules{ "ref": "2.1.0. (5) Body and Target Resources", "url": "", "description": "There MUST be 1 or more oa:hasTarget relationships associatedwith an Annotation.", "severity": "error", "preconditionMessage": "No Annotations identified", "precondition": "PREFIX oa: <> ASK WHERE { { ?annotation oa:hasTarget ?t } UNION { ?annotation a oa:Annotation } }", "query": "PREFIX oa: <> SELECT ?annotation WHERE { ?annotation a oa:Annotation . FILTER(NOT EXISTS { ?annotation oa:hasTarget ?t }) }" },
  18. 18. Tools: lorestore lorestore Annotation Repository – Search, query, display &validate annotations & resource maps – REST API for creating, retrieving, updating and deleting annotations
  19. 19. Tools: lore lore Annotation Client • Firefox add-on • create, edit, search, browse annotations and resource maps eResearch Australasia 2012
  20. 20. Tools: AustESE Annotator AustESE Annotator • Extends OKFN Annoator • Create, edit & display basic annotations
  21. 21. Open Source• Annotation server – lorestore •• Annotation clients – lore • – AustESE Annotator •
  22. 22. Contact eResearch GroupThe University of Queensland
  23. 23. AcknowledgementThe University of Queensland is proud to be in partnership with theNational eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) projectto create a unique opportunity to develop eResearch Tools that supportthe Collaborative Authoring and Management of Electronic ScholarlyEditions. This project will benefit the Australian research community byproviding an online research and publishing platform that contributes tothe preservation and understanding of literary, classical, theological andphilosophical texts that have shaped our cultural heritage.