Talk on “Web Annotation, Community Narratives and Familiarizing Stories” by Dr. Dinesh from Servelots

Speaker will visit the idea of Renarration Web with examples from Bio Diversity Protocol and Intangible Heritage of Hampi. He will then look at the ongoing Web Annotation Standards work at the W3C Web Annotation Working Group. Then we will spend some time discussing how the work of Web Sciences Lab can help in finding Similar Stories.

Date: 24th August 2016
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: IIIT-Bangalore

About the speaker: Dinesh is the technical director at Janastu (, 2002) and Servelots (, 1999) in Bangalore, India which have been providing free and open source (FOSS) solutions and support, including R&D, to SME and NPOs/NGOs. They have introduced the concept of the SWeeT Web architecture and used it with platforms such as “re-narration web” in order to address the issue of contextualisation needs of web content, in particular for the case of low-literate web users who need a multi-lingual re-narration capable Web. He is a member of the W3C Working Group on Web Annotations as an Invited Expert.

Their work in recent years can be capture by these subject tags:
web annotations, social semantic web, location intelligence interpretation, 3d augmenting real spaces, re-narration, community radio, wifi-mesh and anthillhacks

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Raksha P.S. Raksha is a PhD Student at Web Science Lab. She has a Master’s degree in Web Technology from PES Institute Of Technology, Bangalore and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from K S Institute Of Technology, Bangalore. Prior to joining IIITB she has worked as a Big Data Engineer at Cogknit Semantics Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. Previously she has worked on Ontology Based Semantic Data Validation, Big Data, Data Visualization using D3.js, Web Crawlers and Developing Learning Management System Currently she is working on the IIITB Web Observatory Her areas of interests include Semantic Web Information retrieval, Data Analytics, Ontological Engineering and Web Science.