The Annotation Ontology is a vocabulary for performing several types of annotation - comment entities annotation (or semantic tags) textual annotation (classic tags) notes examples erratum... - on any kind of electronic document (text images audio tables...) and document parts. AO is not providing any domain ontology but it is fostering the reuse of the existing ones for not breaking the principle of scalability of the Semantic Web.*AO is a lineal descendant of W3C's Annotea project and is based on extending that previous work.*AO was developed in tandem with an Annotation Framework (AF) which will be available for use as part of the NIF (Neuroscience Information Framework) and supports both manual and automatic annotation of web documents.
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