[NTG-context] Semantic data in ConTeXt?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Jul 25 12:02:58 CEST 2010

On 25-7-2010 12:50, Matija Šuklje wrote:
> Hullo,
> this is something that's been bothering me for quite a while:
> Will ConTeXt support semantic meta-information?
> A few examples:
> * could ConTeXt automatically tag the PDF it creates e.g. via Nepomuk[1]?
> * could the bibliography be enriched with RDF triples?
> * by selecting an event or contact mentioned in a document made by ConTeXt,
> could you import that into your organiser or address book?
> * if a document made by ConTeXt was put online, could meta-data inside it
> reveal the semantic meaning of its contents and creator for easier searching?
> * ditto for local storage?
>  From my understanding this depends on whether PDF can have RDF included and/or
> whether ConTeXt could output to ODF.
> Currently KOffice is leading the pace here with OOo just a bit behind it and
> AbiWord still needing to catch up. There's an interesting article[2] in Linux
> Magazine about how KOffice uses libferris to integrate RDF into ODF.
> With semantic web and semantic desktop creeping up at a fast pace, it'd be a
> pity not to make use of it IMHO.

Could be a nice topic for context conference.

We have tagging but the pdf spec leave handling tags to the application 
(it uses it for spoken text for instance). Technically tagged content 
can have user attributes (read rdf) but it's of no use if there is no 
application that does something with it.


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