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From Benjamin Young <>
Subject Re: Greetings from an annotation enthusiast in Istanbul
Date Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:17:09 GMT
Ha! Yeah...I should at least write-up what happens. I did post here about the event, and would
love to know if others are going!

Happy Wednesday, everybody,



From: Suzan Uskudarli <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:01:58 AM
Subject: Re: Greetings from an annotation enthusiast in Istanbul

Maybe they will be inspired by some ideas of your head mounted camera
during iAnnotate ;-) See, I am such a good example.

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 4:53 PM, Benjamin Young <>

> So great to have you here, Suzan!
> Your input and ideas will be helpful in the coming year.
> To those also on this list, I'd love to hear a basic write-up from each of
> you (if you'd like). Suzan set a good example. ^_^
> "Community over code" being a key component of The Apache Way. :D
> Thanks again, Suzan!
> Benjamin
> --
> ________________________________
> From: Suzan Uskudarli <>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:43:18 AM
> To:
> Subject: Greetings from an annotation enthusiast in Istanbul
> Hi,
> My name is Susan Uskudarli. I work at Bogazici University as a faculty
> member in Computer Engineering dept (we don't really have CS dept in
> Turkey, it is more like a CS dept).
> I teach the mandatory undergrad courses on software engineering (yep,
> students love me >:) ), also grad courses on coopreation technologies and
> social semantic web. I am highly interested in cooperative and
> collaborative technologies.
> I have been working with T B Dinesh, (who has been active and an advocate
> of annotations) for a long time on hobby projects. Hobbies meaning things I
> really care about, which I imagine is a shared experience by all.
> In the last couple of years I have had my students work on projects that
> included the Web Annotation Data Model (even way before it reached its RC
> level). They are to implement projects including annotations. They learn a
> lot. I enjoy exploring the creativity and utility of annotations with them.
> I wish some of their projects were up, but as with many projects, the DB
> vanishes and nothing works after they leave.
> This semester I have some students working on cultural heritage with
> annotations as well as a some other crowdsourcing projects that rely on
> annotations. I think annotations are fantastic for learning and exploring.
> By trying to design systems that use them, they can't prevent being exposed
> to its benefits. Although it takes them a really long time. You would think
> they would have better abstraction skills :)  I will share any experience
> that results from there.
> I hope to find some time this summer to do a bit of prototyping myself. I
> am very interested in the community related applications of annotations as
> well as semantic annotations.
> Very best to you all. I look forward to all the good things that are going
> to emerge from here. I should say continue to emerge.
> --s

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