Using the Annotation Ontology in Semantic Digital Libraries

The Living Document Project aims to harness the collective knowledge within communities in digital libraries, making it possible to enhance knowledge discovery and dissemination as well as to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations amongst readers. Here we present a prototype that allows users to annotate content within digital libraries; the annotation schema is built upon the Annotation Ontology; data is available as RDF, making it possible to publish it as linked data and use SPARQL and SWRL for querying, reasoning, and processing. Our demo illustrates how a social tagging system could be used within the context of digital libraries in life sciences so that users are able to better organize, share, and discover knowledge embedded in research articles. Availability: