[annotator-dev] Looking at Fluidinfo as a possible backend for Annotate

Kartik Subbarao subbarao at computer.org
Thu Jul 26 20:41:26 UTC 2012

Thanks Rufus. I'll look into this some more.


On 07/26/2012 02:49 PM, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> Hi Kartik,
> Would definitely be interested to see a fluid-info backend if you were
> interested in coding this up -- we're always interested in seeing new
> backends in addition to the standard one the project provides as a
> default in the form of http://annotateit.org/ (which runs of the the
> Annotator Store https://github.com/okfn/annotator-store)
> Rufus
> On 26 July 2012 19:44, Kartik Subbarao <subbarao at computer.org> wrote:
>> I'm looking at the possibility of using fluidinfo as a backend store for
>> annotator:
>> http://doc.fluidinfo.com/fluidDB/overview.html
>> Although the code itself isn't open source, fluidinfo runs a freely
>> available database for people to store tagged data on any type of object
>> (which could certainly include annotations on web sites). The framework is
>> pretty extensive and seems to be a potentially good fit for use with
>> annotator/hypothes.is.
>> I was wondering whether there might be some interest among folks here to see
>> a fluidinfo back-end for annotator. Also, I'd be curious if there might be
>> any interest in leveraging fluidinfo's capabilities further -- for example,
>> if a user has added other tags on fluidinfo to a web site, such as a rating,
>> would it make sense to display that rating alongside any annotations that
>> they may have made?
>> I recognize that there's probably some overlap in functionality here as
>> well, and there may be some divergent approaches. But I wanted to ask
>> whether there might be enough of a complementary capability set between
>> fluidinfo and annotator to investigate some integration possibilities
>> further.
>> Regards,
>>          -Kartik
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