What is

Pundit is the tool you can use to annotate the web. It is built around a simple idea: to enable users not only to comment, bookmark or tag web pages, but also to create semantically structured data while annotating, thus enriching the Web of Data.

Annotating is the act of expressing knowledge about a “resource”. A variety of web annotation tools is appearing on the scene, so how does Pundit differ from others?

Pundit allows you to create annotations on web pages and fragments of texts which have a semantics. Your annotations are thus structured and linked to the Web of Data.

Annotations can be private or public. Public annotations are publicy visible to all users working on a page. Thanks to the adoption of Linked Data standards, annotations can be reused so that a variety of applications can actually consume and make intelligent use of it.

Pundit development started in 2012 with its current stable version already in production in various projects and institutions. At present a major refactoring is in the work for the development of the 2.0 version which is still in progress and in alpha version. The first stable 2.0 version is planned to be released first half of 2015.

Pundit is currently used in StoMDM2E, ERC AdG EUROCORR, ERC AdG LOOKINGATWORDS,  Europeana Sounds, Fusepool and can be easily installed into your Digital Library. Want to know more about it? Write us!

Are you interested in the technologies we adopt? Go to the old Pundit site and find more technical details.

Pundit is an opensource project and you can find the repository on Github here. Contribute to the project!