New project ‘Hypothes.is’ for sentence-level annotation of the Web
August 1, 2011
Hypothes.is | Hypothes.is is an open-source, community-moderated, distributed platform for sentence-level annotation of the Web. We think relatively simple tools can help us all improve the quality of information on the Internet, and by extension in the greater world around us.
Hypothes.is will be a distributed, open-source platform for the collaborative evaluation of information. It will enable sentence-level critique of written words combined with a sophisticated yet easy-to-use model of community peer-review.
It will work as an overlay on top of any stable content, including news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and regulations, software code and more-without requiring participation of the underlying site.
It is based on a new draft standard for annotating digital documents currently being developed by the Open Annotation Collaboration, a consortium that includes the Internet Archive, NISO (National Information Standards Organization), O’Reilly Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and a number of academic institutions. Interested in participating once we go live? Reserve your username now. And please consider donating to help us get started!
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