[humanities-dev] Substance Collaboration
ma at zive.at
Thu Apr 12 14:59:29 UTC 2012
Hey OKFN guys! :)
I'm following your work on TEXTUS with curiosity, since with Substance we're literally trying to solve the same sort of problems.
Just wanted to let you know, what we're up to, in order to contribute to the discussion about what's the best way to collaboratively work with text and annotations. :)
There's three dedicated projects we're working on right now:
Check out the demos:
http://stormy-meadow-4893.herokuapp.com/codemirror/ - realtime coding
This is my part. The goal is to build a truly flexible (and extendable) editing component, not just for Substance, but for all applications that need a content composition tool for collaborative editing.
- https://github.com/substance/composer/issues/2 -> Our take on Annotations
Also I just released a new version (0.6.0) of Data.js today, which is powering Substance. We stripped it down to the bare minimum and polished the API. Would love to hear your thoughts about it.
Cheers from Washington DC,
http://mapbox.com · http://substance.io · http://quasipartikel.at
On Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Christian Morbidoni wrote:
> Nice indeed :-)
> I'm wondering how the user interaction works in this case. it is
> actually possible to open an annotation and understan what text it
> refers to?
> One of the things I'm doubtful about okfn annotator is: is it a good
> thing to automaticallly highlight all the annotations in a page? An
> other approach (honestly I'm not sure is better) that we use in SemLib
> is to put a button near each annotated piece of text to highlight one
> annotation at a time. In the case of so many annotation it would
> behave very bad of course as it would make the text unreadable. What
> you think?
> BTW, an other thing: I noticed that with annotator (at least in
> http://openshakespeare.org/) is not possible to annotate a sub-part of
> an already annotated text. Is it intentional or a bug?
> For example in http://openshakespeare.org/work/hamlet there is an
> annotation on "A piece of him". If i try to annotate "piece", the
> button does not appear.
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org (mailto:sam.leon at okfn.org)> wrote:
> > Beautiful!
> > On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Tom Oinn <tom.oinn at okfn.org (mailto:tom.oinn at okfn.org)> wrote:
> > >
> > > ...I was building some test data to stress test the rendering engine
> > > for Textus, the good news is that not only does it cope with many
> > > (thousands) of overlapping annotations, but it also produces something
> > > strangely visually pleasing (if you like random coloured boxes that
> > > is)
> > >
> > > http://www.crypticsquid.com/textus/capture.png
> > >
> > > (no, I know this isn't actually useful, but it does show we don't need
> > > to worry about whether the renderer can display a lot of annotations
> > > simultaneously, something Annotator has issues with)
> > >
> > > Tom
> > >
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