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From Tommaso Teofili <>
Subject Re: Stanbol Enhancement Structure (discussion)
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2011 09:07:00 GMT
Hi Rupert,
I had a quick read of your proposal and I think it's good; the only thing I
notice is that, if I understood it correctly, the Annotation object can be
related to "something" not actually contained in the parsed content.
So think for example to a Concept Annotation, then the concept is something
abstract that can be "discovered" from the text of the content item but
doesn't have any Occurrence in the parsed text so I wonder if Annotation is
the proper name for that since Annotation makes me think to a span of text
or data I can find in the parsed content. That (maybe) being a minor concern
I like the proposal.
My 2 cents,

2011/2/28 Rupert Westenthaler <>

> Hi all,
> Today I committed a first proposal for the Stanbol Enhancement
> Structure that will replace the FISE Enhancement Structure currently
> used by the Stanbol Enhancer.
> The proposal can be found at
> The source is located at
> Background:
> Currently the Stanbol Enhancer still uses the FISE Enhancement
> Structure. Changing this is unavoidable but will break all the current
> clients.
> Therefore the current plan is to keep using the current structure for
> some time and switch only to a new one as soon as we also implement
> new features that do require an extended Enhancement Structure (e.g.
> support for extracting metadata from parsed content)
> As discussed with ogrisel: The Issues STANBOL-12 and STANBOL-48 can
> and will be resolved by extending the current FISE Enhancement
> Structure (and therefore without breaking existing clients)
> Main Goals of this Proposal:
>  - start the discussion early and give peoples time to contribute
>  - inspire usage scenarios to catch as many requirements as possible
>  - propose solutions for shortcomings and missing features of the FISE
> Enhancement Structure
> As reminder:
> The biggest shortcoming of the current FISE Enhancement Structure was
> the complexity to consume (understand/parse/query) it on the client
> side. This can - to some extend - be improved by providing clients,
> but a good design of the Enhancement Structure will always be a
> central point for the ease of use of the Stanbol Enhancer component.
> I my opinion the easiness depends on a lot of things including
>  - human readable default serialisation (JSON-LD): A flat structure
> that uses less resources with a lot of properties would help with
> that. Having small pieces of information that link each other randomly
> distributed over the whole file is a disaster typically for many
> serialised RDF data and something we must aim to avoid.
>  - easy to read/write and modify (SPARQL) queries
>  - meaningful property and concept names
>  - usage of well known and understood metadata standards such as Dublin
> Core
> best
> Rupert Westenthaler
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