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SWeeT Web

SWeeT Web is messages, is semantic, is individuals. SWeeT Web is distributed, decentralized, social. SWeeT Web for non-literates, heritage walks, smart phones. SWeeT Web decouples the messager and the aggregator. SWeeT has the form of:

   @who #what /where {how}
     @who identifies the person who is communicating the message, 
     #what  identifies the nature of the message, 
     /where identifies the artefact  that is of interest and 
     {how} identifies the relationship attributes from the ontology/structure of interest.  
   As an annotation, a SWeeT contains the identity  of the person who is annotating an object on the Web, 
   the object  identity and a self-contained structured annotation.  Communication or broadcasting of such 
   SWeeTs are typically assisted by  tools that understand the context and those that can use, say, a reference
   ontology. Such tools simplify the job of exposing the relationship of  interest by assisting a person in 
   identifying the artefact of interest  and also in assisting in picking the relationship attributes from the ontology.

SWeeT Web is the backbone of project Alipi - A renarration web - for accessibility of web content as the web will gain non-literates in numbers comparable to literates. SWeeT Web is also the glue that makes custom walks possible in a context of creating virtual cultural heritage walks project.

SWeeT Web, WWW with Social Semantic conversations, is a WXYZ -- Web with X-ing (interlinking) Y (identities) on the Z-axis (deep web).

Alipi - Renarration Web

Over 10% of India (120 million) have accessed Internet by December 2011 where 90% of these 10% are from urban areas [iamai]. Mobile penetration, however, has reached 900 million Indians in 10 years. Due to the proliferation of mobile devices in remote areas [iamai] and the smart phones becoming affordable [aakash], Internet access by rural agricultural and pastoral nomads is becoming a reality. While Internet accessibility groups have developed authoring guidelines and standards for "disabled" Internet users, they do assume that such a user is a (considerably) literate person. What would it be to provision Internet accessibility to non-literates? We explore re-narration as a basis for ”designing Internet for inclusion.” In the renarration model, any web page or even an element of it can be /re-narrated/, to make it accessible to a target audience of users in a completely decentralized way. The notion of re-narration is completely general. It could, for example, mean translating a page automatically to another language. Or it could mean creating a more accessible version of a technical document, even if it is in the same language by an expert for a layperson. Alipi, More Alipi, Try Alipi

Cultural Heritage Tools

Mural Annotation: Lepakshi, a temple site near Bangalore, has many large murals from the Vijayanagara period. We are experimenting on how large murals can be annotated by experts and others so that these annotations also contribute to the knowledge bank of Indian Digital Heritage. A demo is available at http://iiacd.org/demo We start with annotating a mural with text, using an ontology for semantic labels. The Sweet Web infrastructure is assumed as available to inform all other participants to annotate interesting content. These SWEETs can be used by presentation apps to render a selection of these specific to a context.

Follow the Sheep

Follow the Sheep project involves following shepherds and their (mostly black) sheep, in the Deccan areas of Karnataka and Andra Pradesh. Shepherds are non-literate in general. And the nomadic shepherds travel about 400 kms over a range of 6 to 8 months with their herds. They are in small groups of 3-8 family members. Every few days they migrate to another location that can feed their sheep. When in a location, they are often in a farmers land after having negotiated a trade for feed in return to the sheep manure (night droppings). During the day they can graze part of the farm (as per negotiation) and take the sheep to other grazing areas which are often common property reserves, and to areas where there is a water body. What smart-phone applications can be useful for them, their negotiations and their human rights?

Follow Sheep page Watch: Moving large livestock herds as the only solution


A community managed community knowledge. A number of web-applications and intranets have used Pantoto over the last decade. We rebuilt using todays technologies and our decade long experience

More details on projects: DEV2013. And the Ideas and Tasks page: JsocTasks