W3C W3C Member Submission

Submission request to W3C (Team Comment)

SA-REST: Semantic Annotation of Web Resources

Submitted Materials

We, W3C Member Wright State University (AC rep: Amit Sheth), hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document(s) attached hereto:

  1. SA-REST: Semantic Annotation of Web Resources

which collectively are referred to as "the Submission". We request the Submission be known as the SA-REST Submission.


SA-REST is a annotation scheme to add additional meta-data to Web resources in HTML or XHTML, designed by following microformat design principles. Meta-data from various models such an ontology, taxonomy or a tag cloud can be embedded into the documents. This embedded meta-data permits various enhancements, such as improve search, facilitate data mediation and easier integration of services.

Intellectual Property Statements


Wright State University hereby grants to the W3C a perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license under any [Submitter/Author] copyrights on this contribution, to copy, publish and distribute the contribution under the W3C document licenses.

Additionally, should the Submission be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, Wright State University grants a right and license of the same scope to any derivative works prepared by the W3C and based on, or incorporating all or part of, the contribution. Wright State University further agrees that any derivative works of this contribution prepared by the W3C shall be solely owned by the W3C.

Should the Submission not be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, change control of the Submission shall remain with the Wright State University.

Trade and Service Marks

Wright State University agrees that the trade and service marks that are associated with and identify this specific Submission will be governed by the W3C Trademark and Servicemark License .


The organization I represent on the W3C Advisory Committee agrees to offer licenses according to the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements described in section 5 of the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy for any portion of the Submission that is subsequently incorporated in a W3C Recommendation.

Suggested action

We suggest that the Consortium hold a workshop to discuss the Submission.


To help with this work, Wright State University expects, but does not commit, to be able to provide one member of the working group. Other of the creators also expect to be able to serve on the working group.

In addition, the following member organisations have expressed support for this submission, and expect, but do not commit, to be able to provide one member of the working group:

  1. German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) Gmbh (AC Rep : Matthias Klusch),
  2. SRI International (AC Rep: David Martin)
  3. Stanford University (AC Rep: Natasha Noy)
  4. University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (AC Rep: Tiziana Margaria)
  5. University of Manchester (AC Rep: Sean Bechhofer)
  6. University of Southamptom (AC Rep: David De Roure)


Inquiries from the public or press about this Submission should be directed to the authors


this 5th day of April, 2010

Wright State University (AC rep: Amit Sheth)