What is Pundit
Pundit is a web application that allows users to annotate web pages highlighting and commenting text passages. Compared to others annotations tool Pundit is a bit “special” since it also allows to create semantic annotations.
This is the developers site where we provide technical information.
For more general information about the project please visit the Pundit website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to use Pundit
There are three main ways you can use Pundit:
1. Chrome Extension
This is the preferred way of using Pundit as a general purpose application to annotate general web pages while browsing the web.
The extension allows you to launch Pundit on any page you want to annotate and build your highlights, comments and semantic annotations.
We provide two different Chrome Extensions:
Pundit Annotator: the basic web annotation tool that allows users to create highlights and comments on web pages;
Pundit Annotator Pro: a more advanced tool for users who also want to create semantic annotations.
2. Embed Pundit in your project
In the case of digital archives or web sites where is possible to hard code some HTML code inside the pages we can directly inject the Pundit code. So Pundit will be launched as the page loads. In this case we can use a custom configuration there properties ontologies and entities can be used. This case is detailed at this page
3. Feed the Pundit
IMPORTANT The current version of Feed the Pundit has some known issues we’re going to fix soon. Contact us if you need to use this technology in your project.
For custom archives where we don’t want to embed the Pundit code we can use also Feed. Feed allows to work with Images, RDF files and HTML pages. You can find more detailed information about Feed at this page
IMPORTANT The new version of the Annotation Server will be released soon.
You can download a full ZIP of the Annotations Server at this URL The currently available version is 1.6.2 and was released on 5th June 2015.
More technical resources
You can find more detailed info at these pages:
- Online documentation (External URL)
- Annotation Server installation
- Pundit RDF annotation data model
- Annotation Server REST API
- CSS Style guide
- Marco Grassi, Christian Morbidoni, Michele Nucci, Simone Fonda and Francesco Piazza. Pundit: Augmenting Web Contents with Semantics. Literary & Linguisting Computing, 2013
- Christian Morbidoni, Marco Grassi, Michele Nucci and Simone Fonda. Semantic Augmentation and Externalization in the Humanities: a Demonstrative Use Case. In Proceedings of the Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, Nebraska, July 16-19, 2013. 201, 2013
- Francesca Di Donato, Christian Morbidoni, Simone Fonda, Alessio Piccioli, Marco Grassi and Michele Nucci. Semantic annotation with Pundit: a case study and a practical demonstration. In Proceedings of DH-Case 2013, Florence, Italy, September 10, 2013, 2013
- M. Grassi, C. Morbidoni and M. Nucci. A Collaborative Video Annotation System Based on Semantic Web Technologies. In press Cognitive Computation. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg (DOI: 10.1007/s12559-012-9172-1), 2012, Get it here
- M. Grassi, C. Morbidoni, M. Nucci, S. Fonda, G. Ledda. Pundit: Semantically Structured Annotations for Web Contents and Digital Libraries. Annett Mitschick, Fernando Loizides, Livia Predoiu, Andreas Nürnberger, Seamus Ross (eds.): Semantic Digital Archives 2012. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives (SDA 2012), Paphos, Cyprus, September 27, 2012, CEUR-WS.org/Vol-912, urn:nbn:de:0074-912-6, 2012, Get the PDF here, Watch slides here
- M. Nucci, M. Grassi, C. Morbidoni, F. Piazza. Enriching Digital Libraries Contents with SemLib Semantic Annotation System. Proceedings of the Digital Humanities 2012 Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 16th-20th July, 2012, 2012, Get the PDF here, Watch the slides here
- C. Morbidoni, M. Grassi, M. Nucci. Introducing SemLib Project: Semantic Web Tools for Digital Libraries, International Workshop on “Semantic Digital Archives – sustainable long-term curation perspectives of Cultural Heritage” held as part of the 15th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL). 29.09.2011 in Berlin, Get the PDF here, Watch the slides here
- Simone Fonda, 10th of January at the Centre Alexandre Koyré Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris. 2014, Watch the slides here
- Marco Grassi, Christian Morbidoni, Michele Nucci, Simone Fonda and Francesca Di Donato. “Pundit: Creating, Exploring and Consuming Semantic Annotations”. In Proceedings of the 3nd International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives, Valletta, Malta, September 26, 2013. 2013, Watch the slides here
- F. Di Donato, M. Ferrini, S. Fonda, C. Morbidoni. “Pundit”. Presentation which made Pundit win the 2013 LODLAM Challenge, 2013, Watch the slides here
- S. Fonda. “Pundit workshop in The Hague”. A full-day workshop on Pundit held at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague sponsored by the DM2E project. 23.05.2013, Watch the slides here
- Pundit YouTube channel: showcase video, tutorials and use cases.
- Pundit: augment web pages with semantically structured annotations, Watch the video here
- DM2E Pundit Introduction, Watch the video here
- F. Di Donato, S. Fonda and C. Morbidoni. The Linked Data early days: how is it possible to learn what we don’t know? 5 minutes video which granted Pundit a spot in the final phase of the 2013 LODLAM Challenge, 2013, Watch the video here
- Pundit1 screencast 1, Watch the video here
You can find information about the license here.