SWeeT Web

Intervenant(s) : T B Dinesh,

  • Langue : Anglais
  • Type d'événement : Conférence
  • Date : Maandag 8 juli 2013
  • Horaire : 14h00
  • Durée : 40 minutes
  • Lieu : H 2213
Thème : Gemeenschappen
Fils rouges : Au quotidienEnjeux sociétauxOpen Data
Public cible : DécideursGeeksGrand publicProfessionnels


We have been working on concepts and community platforms, over the last few years, that fundamentally depend on the provisioning collaboration. Lately, we have been able to re-architect these platforms by identifying the messaging aspects into a separate layer called the SWeeT Web. SWeeTs are Social Semantic conversations that help bring an individual to annotate the Web with a set of simple, customizable, tools. SWeeT Web serves as a social complement to the distributed and decentralized Web. SWeeT Web decouples the messager and the aggregator. SWeeT has the form of: @who #what /where how @who identifies the person who is communicating the message, #what identifies the nature of the message, /where identifies the artefact that is of interest and how identifies the relationship attributes from the ontology/structure of interest.

As an annotation, a SWeeT contains the identity of the person who is annotating an object on the Web, the object identity and a self-contained structured annotation. Communication or broadcasting of such SWeeTs are typically assisted by tools that understand the context and those that can use, say, a reference ontology. Such tools simplify the job of exposing the relationship of interest by assisting a person in identifying the artefact of interest and also in assisting in picking the relationship attributes from the ontology. In this talk we illustrate the utility and effectiveness of SWeeT Web in the context of non-literates, heritage walks, smart phones and also discuss how it helps liberate information to a larger community need. Specifically, we discuss Alipi and IDH. Alipi - Re-narration Web attempts to bridge the gap in web accessibility discourses in addressing the needs of non-literate web users. Provisioning of alternative narratives of the content for visitors who are differently abled/literate is delegated to stakeholder social circles. Alipi, an implementation of Re-narration Web, marks the reference elements using Xpaths in addition to attributes that identify target groups for this narrative. One of the goals of Indian Digital Heritage project (IDH) is to see that people can set up heritage web sites and contribute to heritage knowledge. Essential component for such heritage setup is a knowledge bank that assists, in virtual heritage walks. For this we plan on collecting semantic tweets about artifacts (ref by xpaths), letting people curate SWeeTs, and style the walk presentations.


Dinesh has Computer Science background and is a founder of Janastu (janastu.org)in Bangalore, India. Janastu has been providing free and open source (FOSS) solutions and support to small not-for-profit and non-governmental organisations (NPOs/NGOs) since 2002. This includes one-on-one consulting regarding the information management needs of the NPOs/NGOs, building their online and offline knowledge bases and providing support to their projects: designing web-sites, configuring news-filters, helping them migrate to open source solutions, localisation and Indian language issues support, geographic information collection, and necessary R&D. Over the last year, they have developed the concept of SWeeT Web 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 non-literate web users and with platforms that help build a knowledge bank of Indian Digital Heritage. Dinesh is also a founding member of the International Institute of Art Culture and Democracy.