Contextualised semantics – a background


Contextualised semantics – a background

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An overview of the main issues involved in the annotation of digital objects as well as an appreciation of technologies to aid this process.

Expected learning outcomes

Understanding different approaches with regard to annotating the digital object.

What is the target audience?

  • Digital Preservation professionals and students who are interested in learning more about cutting edge technologies in this area, but who are ultimately interested in the application of these tools into their own work.
  • Researchers exploring solutions for data management, digital preservation and image annotation
  • Teachers/trainers in this field
  • Solution providers for organisations in demand of solutions for data / repository management and digital preservation

Level of advancement/ prerequisites

Basic understanding of metadata

Material chapters

  1. Why annotate objects?
  2. Approaches to annotation
  3. Challenges of annotation

Time required for completion

15 min

​Supplementary reading

Gwet, Kilem L. (2014) Handbook of Inter-Rater Reliability, Fourth Edition, (Gaithersburg : Advanced Analytics, LLC) ISBN 978-0970806284. (Introductory chapter can be found at:


Nicolas Moreau, Michel Leclère, Michel Chein, and Alain Gutierrez. 2007. Formal and graphical annotations for digital objects. In Proceedings of the 2007 international workshop on Semantically aware document processing and indexing (SADPI ’07). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 69-78. DOI=

Catherine C. Marshall. 1997. Annotation: from paper books to the digital library. In Proceedings of the second ACM international conference on Digital libraries (DL ’97). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 131-140. DOI=

RLG (2005). Descriptive Metadata Guidelines for RLG Cultural Materials. Mountain View: RLG.

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