Ontology Based Semantic Annotation for Enhancing Mobility Support

Yeliz Yesilada, Simon Harper, Carole Goble, Robert Stevens

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    We have previously shown that the mobility, or ease of travel, of visually impaired Web users is reduced since most Web pages are usually designed for visual interaction[7]. Therefore, in a visually impaired person's environment objects that support travel are miss- ing or inaccessible altogether. We aim to enhance the experience of visually impaired Web travellers by using annotation and Seman- tic Web technologies. In [17], we have proposed a semi-automated tool which encodes techniques for the support of travel upon the Web. The main goal of this tool is to analyse Web pages to iden- tify objects that support mobility and travel, discover their roles, annotate them and transform pages based on these annotations to enhance the provided mobility support. This paper mainly presents the annotation part of the tool and provides some transformation examples which are based on the annotations. The main message of this paper is that visually impaired Web users could also bene- fit from the Semantic Web technologies and here we demonstrate a possible approach to achieve that.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the K-CAP 2003 Workshop on Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation (Semannot'2003)
    PublisherRWTH Aachen University
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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    Name{CEUR Workshop Proceedings}


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