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More information about the agents behind the creation of an Annotation is normally required with an identification IRI. For instance they could be includes whether individuals, a group or a software and with is additional properties such as real name, company name, position, and email address.

Example Use Case: Gaelle wants to submit an Annotation to a system that does not know about her identity, for instance if the IRI of the user is from a Database that ins’t shared, she would like her name to be displayed and a way for other system to either add her comment in the Database or either send her a notification when new notes are added in a federated system sceneraio. Her software client adds this information to the Annotation to send to external services.


  "@context": "",
  "id": "",
  "type": "Annotation",
  "creator": {
    "id": "",
    "type": "Person",
    "name": "Gaelle",
    "nickname": "Gaelle",
    "email_sha1": "58bad08927902ff9307b621c54716dcc5083e339"
  "generator": {
    "id": "",
    "type": "Software",
    "name": "Cezanne Studio v2.0.0",
    "homepage": ""
  "body": "",
  "target": ""