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Future Internet 2012, 4(4), 1004-1015; doi:10.3390/fi4041004

Three Steps to Heaven: Semantic Publishing in a Real World Workflow

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1 School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK 2 Bioinformatics Support Unit, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK 3 School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
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Received: 22 September 2012 / Revised: 24 October 2012 / Accepted: 2 November 2012 / Published: 8 November 2012
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Semantic publishing offers the promise of computable papers, enriched visualisation and a realisation of the linked data ideal. In reality, however, the publication process contrives to prevent richer semantics while culminating in a "lumpen" PDF. In thispaper, we discuss a web-first approach to publication, and describe a three-tiered approach that integrates with the existing authoring tooling. Critically, although it adds limited semantics, it does provide value to all the participants in the process: the author, the reader and the machine.
Keywords: semantic web; publishing; linked data semantic web; publishing; linked data
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Lord, P.; Cockell, S.; Stevens, R. Three Steps to Heaven: Semantic Publishing in a Real World Workflow. Future Internet 2012, 4, 1004-1015.

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