Having Fun with Pundit @ SDA 2013

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Having Fun with Pundit @ SDA 2013


Also this year I'm attending the SDA (Semantic Digital Archive) 2013 workshop and I'm going to give a presentation about Pundit data visualization.

What better chance to play a little bit with Pundit timeline to create a visualization of the presentations of the workshop.

So, check out the SDA 2013 Timeline!

The timeline has been created annotating this page with Pundit, as described here.


SDA 2013 Presentations


Digital Geolinguistics: on the use of Linked Open Data for Data-Level Interoperability between geolinguistic resources

09:10 - 10:00

[Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio]


Elevating Natural History Museums' Cultural Collections to the Linked Data Cloud

10:00 - 10:30

[Giannis Skevakis, Konstantinos Makris, Polyxeni Arapi and Stavros Christodoulakis]


The Role of Language Evolution in Digital Archives

11:00 - 11:35

[Nina Tahmasebi and Thomas Risse]


BlogNEER: Applying Named Entity Evolution Recognition on the Blogosphere?

11:35 - 12:10

[Helge Holzmann, Nina Tahmasebi and Thomas Risse]


Semantification of Query Interfaces to Improve Access to Deep Web Content

12:10 - 12:30

[Arne Martin Klemenz and Klaus Tochtermann]


Towards Preservation of semantically enriched Architectural Knowledge

14:00 - 14:30

[Stefan Dietze, Jakob Beetz, Ujwal Gadiraju, Georgios Katsimpras, Raoul Wessel and René Berndt]


A linked open data architecture for contemporary historical archives

14:30 - 15:00

[Alexandre Rademaker, Suemi Higuchi and Dario Augusto Borges Oliveira]


A Storage Ontology for Hierarchical Storage Management Systems

15:00 - 15:30

[Sandro Schmidt and Torsten Wauer]


Towards Persistent Identification of Resources in Personal Information Management

16:00 - 16:20

[Stefan Haun and Andreas Nürnberger]


Semantic Retrieval Interface for Statistical Research Data 

16:20 - 16:50

[Daniel Bahls and Klaus Tochtermann]


Pundit: Creating, Exploring and Consuming Semantic Annotations

16:50 - 17:10

[Marco Grassi, Christian Morbidoni, Michele Nucci, Simone Fonda and Francesca Di Donato]


Android University Hackathon

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Android University Hackathon


Get Ready to Hack!!!

23 - 24 Maggio @ Università Politecnica delle Marche

"L’Android University Hackathon estende l’hackathon oltre i confini della singola location, allargando la sfida a diverse universita’ italiane e portando i partecipanti a misurarsi prima tra di loro, e poi con i migliori team di ogni universita’. Ma ricordatevi: in un vero hackathon non e’ importante vincere, ma partecipare, scoprire e divertirsi, tornando a casa piu’ ricchi di come si era partiti. E no, non servono solo sviluppatori: i team migliori sono multidisciplinari: dev, design, marketing, statistica, filosofia e molto altro."


Scarica il regolamento e la locandina dell'evento.


Enriching Digital Libraries Contents with SemLib Semantic Annotation System

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Enriching Digital Libraries Contents with SemLib Semantic Annotation System


Semedia paper presented at Digital Humanities 2012 is now online available.


The advent of revolutionary communication tools, like social media and image/video sharing, have transformed the Web into a giant collection of resources created by millions of people around the planet, representative of their different cultures and ideas. In this context, the Digital Humanities community have understood that Digital Libraries (DL) should no longer be simple ‘expositions’ of digital objects but rather provide interaction with users, enabling them to contribute with new knowledge, e.g. by annotating and tagging digital artefacts (Arko et al. 2006). This provides a more engaging user experience, enabling scholars to benefit from the digital world in their everyday work and researchers to work collaboratively (David et al. 2008). The crowdsourcing paradigm has been experimented, as in (Holley 2010), by leveraging users annotations to enrich the DL, helping in curating contents (correcting or signalling typos, etc.) or upload new digital material.

Existing annotations tools, however, are often limited to context and tags, which provide poor semantics, and, when they offer more expressive annotations, use proprietary or non-interoperable formats to represent semantics. In other words, the knowledge created by advanced users carefully annotating contents with valuable information is often lost, since it is not directly reusable by applications.

In this paper we present the prototypal annotation system developed within the SemLib EU project. The SemLib Annotation System (AS) can be easily integrated into existing DL or used through a bookmarklet to annotate generic Web pages, addressing annotations at different level of complexity and expressivity. In the prototype, users can write simple comments, augment them with links to Linked Data (LOD) and semantic tags. But if they are scholars and need more expressivity they can create complex structured relations among digital objects, connecting text within different documents and relating to specific vocabulary terms. Annotations are structured as RDF data, which is stored to a remote annotation server and can be consumed by third party applications as ‘slices’ of a single collaborative RDF graph.


Pundit: Semantically Structured Annotations for Web Contents and Digital Libraries

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Pundit: Semantically Structured Annotations for Web Contents and Digital Libraries

Semedia's paper presented at SDA 2012 is now online available.


This paper introduces Pundit : a novel semantic annotation tool that allows users to create structured data while annotating Web pages relying on stand-off mark-up techniques. Pundit provides support for different types of annotations, ranging from simple comments to semantic links to Web of data entities and fine granular cross-references and citations. In addition, it can be configured to include custom controlled vocabularies and has been designed to enable groups of users to share their annotations and collaboratively create structured knowledge. Pundit allows creating semantically typed relations among heterogeneous resources, both having different multimedia formats and belonging to different pages and domains. In this way, annotations can reinforce existing data connections or create new ones and augment original information generating new semantically structured aggregations of knowledge. These can later be exploited both by other users to better navigate DL and Web content, and by applications to improve data management.


M. Grassi, C. Morbidoni, M. Nucci, S. Fonda, G. Ledda. "Pundit: Semantically Structured Annotations for Web Contents and Digital Libraries"Annett Mitschick, Fernando Loizides, Livia Predoiu, Andreas Nürnberger, Seamus Ross (eds.): Semantic Digital Archives 2012. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives (SDA 2012), Paphos, Cyprus, September 27, 2012,, urn:nbn:de:0074-912-6.


Semedia @ SDA (Semantic Digital Archives) 2012

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Semedia @ SDA (Semantic Digital Archives) 2012

SDA 2012

Semedia took part to the second edition of SDA 2012 (Semantic Digital Archives) Workshop held as part of TPDL 2012 (Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries) conference in Cyprus. The main aim of the workshop was to discuss the application of Semantic Web technologies and Linked Data to "mature the area of digital archiving and preservation".

Marco presented the paper "Pundit: Semantically Structured Annotations for Web Contents and Digital Libraries" showing the new developments in Pundit system.

Slides avaiable here.