This ‘Paper’ is a Demo
This ‘paper’, when viewed on the Web, is the demo itself, since the interactive and semantic features can be directly observed while reading and consuming. The demo showcases, how scholarly communication can adapt to the audience, whether the content is read on a screen or printed on paper, listen with a screen reader, watched as a movie, shown as a presentation, or even interacted with in the document. To experience the described features please open this document in your Web browser under its canonical URI: http://csarven.ca/this-paper-is-a-demo.
KeywordsKnowledge acquisition Linked data Semantic publishing Technology demonstration
One of the most widely debated questions in the scientific community is the impact of digitization on the scholarly communication and knowledge exchange. In this demo, we present a way how scholarly communication can truly digitize by means of living, interactive publications. Despite advances such as open and digital access to publications few has been changed yet with regard to the digitization of scientific publishing. Scientists still write static documents, which do not use the possibilities of digitization, such as interactivity, multimodality or semantic content annotation and representation.
2 Technology and Design
Documents are human and machine-friendly.
Using the plain old semantic HTML marking process, with further semantic annotations using microformats and RDF.
No server required. Works on local machine.
No installation. No account creation.
The code for Linked Research is publicly available along with a demo site, with sample peer-reviewed and published ‘paper’. Well-known LNCS and ACM authoring guidelines themselves are also available as examples. The ACM guidelines can be viewed or printed using LNCS, and vice-versa.
2.1 Structure and Semantics
The available RDF and microformats of this ‘paper’ can be consumed using e.g., Linked Data URI Burner or RDFa 1.1 Distiller and Parser. Linked Research documents may typically include the following vocabularies: SKOS, FOAF, DC Terms, SIO, SPAR, PROV-O, OPMW, RO, Disco, QB, SIOC.
The CSS are primarily tested using the Gecko browser engine e.g., Firefox, as it provides a more comprehensive and consistent CSS screen and print media support. The views are also tested for in other engines e.g., WebKit, and Trident. The single HTML is flexible such that it can presented in different ways (a CSS Zen Garden), using the browser or document options.
In browser editing without having to hand-code HTML or RDF syntaxes - partial support at the moment - and, sorting sections through table of contents.
Embed data in HTML: Turtle and JSON-LD.
Visible identifiers for sections and other important enough declared concepts. Fosters sharing and cross-linking of concepts, arguments, workflows etc.
Document metadata for authors.
Exporting to HTML. A (La)TeX export is planned.
Local Storage (in the browser) for offline editing. Auto-save is available.
View switching e.g., ACM, LNCS, W3C-REC, Slideshow, Native.
3 Multimedia Interactions
Different representations of this ‘paper’ and interactions are demonstrated:
The view e.g., LNCS, in which the audience is experiencing this ‘paper’ is one of many. This document can be printed by inputting (typically keyboard or equivalent voice command): Ctrl + P or File -\(>\) Print.
This ‘paper’ can also be viewed as a slideshow.
A video with captions of this ‘paper’ is available for supporting media. Otherwise, a screenshot or in audio only.
3.5 Statistical Displays
3.6 Linked Statistical Data Cube Designer
3.7 Executable Code
Our intentions with this ‘paper’ is primarily to emphasize the flexibility of native Web technologies for scientific publishing and communication. A comprehensive demonstration for what lies ahead naturally can not fit within an arbitrary (5) page limit. To get the most out of research communication in Web Science, it is only sensible to break-free from the archaic limitations of the print world. After all, as we have demonstrated, a PDF or print representation of this ‘paper’ can always be achieved. In the spirit of open science and to embrace the Webs values, all feedback are welcome at the canonical URL.
- 1.Capadisli, S., Riedl, R., Auer, S.: Enabling Accessible Knowledge, CeDEM (2015). http://csarven.ca/enabling-accessible-knowledge