Semantic Annotation and Transcoding: Making Web Content More Accessible

Katashi NAGAO
Center for Information Media Studies, Nagoya University
Yoshinari SHIRAI
NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


We propose a method for constructing a superstructure on the Web using XML and external annotations to Web documents.We have three approaches for annotating documents - linguistic, commentary, and multimedia. The result is annotateddocuments that computers can understand and process more easily,allowing content to reach a wider audience with minimal overhead.