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Semweb at the BBC Semweb at the BBC Presentation Transcript

  • A Brief Introduction to the Semantic Web... ...at the BBC
  • Who are we?
    • Matthew Wood Head of Software Engineering and Architecture
    • Michael Smethurst Information Architect
  • What we'll be talking about
    • How we got where we are
    • Why we need the semantic web
    • Linked data
    • Linking BBC data
    • What we're doing
  • How we got where we are
  • In the beginning was…
  • In the beginning was…
    • The International Information Infrastructure (III)
  • In the beginning was…
    • The International Information Infrastructure (III)
    • A network of machines
  • In the beginning was…
    • The International Information Infrastructure (III)
    • A network of machines
    • Otherwise known as the internet
  • On top of which was built...
  • On top of which was built...
    • ...the World Wide Web (WWW)
  • On top of which was built...
    • ...the World Wide Web (WWW)
    • A web of documents
  • Now we're moving towards...
  • Now we're moving towards...
    • ...the Giant Global Graph (GGG)
  • Now we're moving towards...
    • ...the Giant Global Graph (GGG)
    • A web of things
  • Now we're moving towards...
    • ...the Giant Global Graph (GGG)
    • A web of things
    • Otherwise known as…
    • The semantic web
    • Web 3.0
    • The web of data
  • Why we need the semantic web
  • People understand…
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  • Machines don’t…
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  • The semantic web helps machines to help people to understand the web
  • So how do we add meaning for machines?
  • So how do we add meaning for machines?
    • Semantic HTML + Microformats + GRDDL
  • So how do we add meaning for machines?
    • Semantic HTML + Microformats + GRDDL
    • Semantic HTML + RDFa
  • So how do we add meaning for machines?
    • Semantic HTML + Microformats + GRDDL
    • Semantic HTML + RDFa
    • RDF
  • Linked data
  • “ Linked data is the Semantic Web done right, and the web done right” Sir Tim Berners-Lee said that
  • “ Magazines are made of pages, the web is made of links” I said that
  • Design Issues for Linked Data (more TBL)
  • Design Issues for Linked Data (more TBL)
    • Use URIs as names for things.
  • Design Issues for Linked Data (more TBL)
    • Use URIs as names for things.
    • Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names.
  • Design Issues for Linked Data (more TBL)
    • Use URIs as names for things.
    • Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names.
    • When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information.
  • Design Issues for Linked Data (more TBL)
    • Use URIs as names for things.
    • Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names.
    • When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information.
    • Include links to other URIs. so that they can discover more things.
  • WEB Structured Data
  • MUSICBRAINZ WIKIPEDIA FLICKR LAST.FM WEB Structured Data
  • WEB Structured Data
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  • Linking BBC data
  • bbc.co.uk is incoherent…
  • bbc.co.uk is incoherent… …because it’s unconnected
  • Saturday Kitchen Episode Page Saturday Kitchen Recipe
  • Unless we link our data…
  • Unless we link our data…
    • global visual language
  • Unless we link our data…
    • global visual language
    • common navigation patterns
  • Unless we link our data…
    • global visual language
    • common navigation patterns
    • technology refresh
  • Unless we link our data…
    • global visual language
    • common navigation patterns
    • technology refresh
    • page assembly layers
  • Unless we link our data…
    • global visual language
    • common navigation patterns
    • technology refresh
    • page assembly layers
    • “ common platforms”
  • Unless we link our data…
    • global visual language
    • common navigation patterns
    • technology refresh
    • page assembly layers
    • “ common platforms”
    … are all treating the symptoms, not the illness
  • BBC Structured Data
  • PROGRAMMES FOOD BBC Structured Data NEWS MUSIC
  • BBC Structured Data PROGRAMMES FOOD NEWS MUSIC
  • Audio and Music from 10,000 feet Programmes Music Topics Users Events
  • The BBC from 10,000 feet Programmes Music Topics Users Events News Food Gardening
  • What we’re doing
  • What we’ve done
    • Moved to MusicBrainz as our music metadata supplier
    • Moved to MusicBrainz as our music metadata supplier
    • Designed and built /programmes according to linked data principles
    • Moved to MusicBrainz as our music metadata supplier
    • Designed and built /programmes according to linked data principles
    • Published the Programmes Ontology
    • Moved to MusicBrainz as our music metadata supplier
    • Designed and built /programmes according to linked data principles
    • Published the Programmes Ontology
    • Used the Music Ontology to publish RDF for /music
    • Moved to MusicBrainz as our music metadata supplier
    • Designed and built /programmes according to linked data principles
    • Published the Programmes Ontology
    • Used the Music Ontology to publish RDF for /music
    • Experimented with pushing programme ontology data over XMPP
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  • What we’re doing next
    • RDF on /programmes
    • RDF on /programmes
    • RDFa on /programmes and /music
    • RDF on /programmes
    • RDFa on /programmes and /music
    • Using Wikipedia / Dbpedia for topic aggregations on /programmes
    • RDF on /programmes
    • RDFa on /programmes and /music
    • Using Wikipedia / Dbpedia for topic aggregations on /programmes
    • Using MusicBrainz <> Dbpedia linked data equivalency to aggregate artist information at /music
    • RDF on /programmes
    • RDFa on /programmes and /music
    • Using Wikipedia / Dbpedia for topic aggregations on /programmes
    • Using MusicBrainz <> Dbpedia linked data equivalency to aggregate artist information at /music
    • /events as linked data
    • RDF on /programmes
    • RDFa on /programmes and /music
    • Using Wikipedia / Dbpedia for topic aggregations on /programmes
    • Using MusicBrainz <> Dbpedia linked data equivalency to aggregate artist information at /music
    • /events as linked data
    • (Hopefully) working with Identity on /users
    • RDF on /programmes
    • RDFa on /programmes and /music
    • Using Wikipedia / Dbpedia for topic aggregations on /programmes
    • Using MusicBrainz <> Dbpedia linked data equivalency to aggregate artist information at /music
    • /events as linked data
    • (Hopefully) working with Identity on /users
    • Working with Vision to link food and gardening
  • Programmes Music Topics Users Events News Food Gardening
  • Programmes Music Topics Users Events News Food Gardening
  • THANKS
  • To…
    • Yves Raimond
    • Nicholas Humfrey
    • Patrick Sinclair
    • Chris Sizemore
    • Tom Scott
    • Sophie Walpole
    • Sean McVeigh
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  • Open the box, Open the box, Open the goddam box!