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Friday, October 6 • 11:00 - 12:30
[W08 - Topic] Biodiversity data annotations – state of the play and perspectives

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With the growing number of digitised specimen metadata and images on the world wide web, on-line annotation systems for correcting or enriching label information become increasingly important. The annotation system AnnoSys is one of the systems that provide functional infrastructure for annotating collection information as well as web service interfaces for searching existing annotations and their integration into research workflows. The recent stable release of AnnoSys has been integrated with the GBIF data portal, the World Flora Online Specimen Explorer, the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) and others and stores all annotations conforming with the W3C Open Annotation Data Model in a centralised RDF repository together with the original specimen data.

The workshop focusses on practical demonstration of available annotation systems and their integration into the international biodiversity informatics landscape. We will discuss potential new features and future developments with a focus on semantic interoperability and synchronisation or aggregation mechanisms for distributed annotation repositories.


Walter G. Berendsohn

Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

Anton Güntsch

Freie Universität Berlin

Lutz Suhrbier

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, FU Berlin, Botanischer Garten und Botanischen Museum

Okka Tschöpe

Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin (BGBM), Berlin, Germany

Friday October 6, 2017 11:00 - 12:30 EDT

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