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

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Phillip Lord, Dr Simon CockellORCiD



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.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Lord P, Cockell S, Stevens R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Future Internet

Year: 2012

Volume: 4

Issue: 4

Pages: 1004-1015

Print publication date: 08/11/2012

Date deposited: 22/03/2013

ISSN (print): 1999-5903

Publisher: MDPI


DOI: 10.3390/fi4041004

Notes: This paper was originally published in the SePublica 2012 Workshop at the 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference. Also available at: and


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