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  • 1. A Brief Introduction to the Semantic Web... ...at the BBC
  • 2. Who are we? <ul><li>Matthew Wood Head of Software Engineering and Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Smethurst Information Architect </li></ul>
  • 3. What we'll be talking about <ul><li>How we got where we are </li></ul><ul><li>Why we need the semantic web </li></ul><ul><li>Linked data </li></ul><ul><li>Linking BBC data </li></ul><ul><li>What we're doing </li></ul>
  • 4. How we got where we are
  • 5. In the beginning was…
  • 6. In the beginning was… <ul><li>The International Information Infrastructure (III) </li></ul>
  • 7. In the beginning was… <ul><li>The International Information Infrastructure (III) </li></ul><ul><li>A network of machines </li></ul>
  • 8. In the beginning was… <ul><li>The International Information Infrastructure (III) </li></ul><ul><li>A network of machines </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise known as the internet </li></ul>
  • 9. On top of which was built...
  • 10. On top of which was built... <ul><li>...the World Wide Web (WWW) </li></ul>
  • 11. On top of which was built... <ul><li>...the World Wide Web (WWW) </li></ul><ul><li>A web of documents </li></ul>
  • 12. Now we're moving towards...
  • 13. Now we're moving towards... <ul><li>...the Giant Global Graph (GGG) </li></ul>
  • 14. Now we're moving towards... <ul><li>...the Giant Global Graph (GGG) </li></ul><ul><li>A web of things </li></ul>
  • 15. Now we're moving towards... <ul><li>...the Giant Global Graph (GGG) </li></ul><ul><li>A web of things </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise known as… </li></ul><ul><li>The semantic web </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>The web of data </li></ul>
  • 16. Why we need the semantic web
  • 17. People understand…
  • 18.  
  • 19.  
  • 20. Machines don’t…
  • 21.  
  • 22. The semantic web helps machines to help people to understand the web
  • 23. So how do we add meaning for machines?
  • 24. So how do we add meaning for machines? <ul><li>Semantic HTML + Microformats + GRDDL </li></ul>
  • 25. So how do we add meaning for machines? <ul><li>Semantic HTML + Microformats + GRDDL </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic HTML + RDFa </li></ul>
  • 26. So how do we add meaning for machines? <ul><li>Semantic HTML + Microformats + GRDDL </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic HTML + RDFa </li></ul><ul><li>RDF </li></ul>
  • 27. Linked data
  • 28. “ Linked data is the Semantic Web done right, and the web done right” Sir Tim Berners-Lee said that
  • 29. “ Magazines are made of pages, the web is made of links” I said that
  • 30. Design Issues for Linked Data (more TBL)
  • 31. Design Issues for Linked Data (more TBL) <ul><li>Use URIs as names for things. </li></ul>
  • 32. Design Issues for Linked Data (more TBL) <ul><li>Use URIs as names for things. </li></ul><ul><li>Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names. </li></ul>
  • 33. Design Issues for Linked Data (more TBL) <ul><li>Use URIs as names for things. </li></ul><ul><li>Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names. </li></ul><ul><li>When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information. </li></ul>
  • 34. Design Issues for Linked Data (more TBL) <ul><li>Use URIs as names for things. </li></ul><ul><li>Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names. </li></ul><ul><li>When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information. </li></ul><ul><li>Include links to other URIs. so that they can discover more things. </li></ul>
  • 35. WEB Structured Data
  • 36. MUSICBRAINZ WIKIPEDIA FLICKR LAST.FM WEB Structured Data
  • 37. WEB Structured Data
  • 38.  
  • 39. Linking BBC data
  • 40. bbc.co.uk is incoherent…
  • 41. bbc.co.uk is incoherent… …because it’s unconnected
  • 42. Saturday Kitchen Episode Page Saturday Kitchen Recipe
  • 43. Unless we link our data…
  • 44. Unless we link our data… <ul><li>global visual language </li></ul>
  • 45. Unless we link our data… <ul><li>global visual language </li></ul><ul><li>common navigation patterns </li></ul>
  • 46. Unless we link our data… <ul><li>global visual language </li></ul><ul><li>common navigation patterns </li></ul><ul><li>technology refresh </li></ul>
  • 47. Unless we link our data… <ul><li>global visual language </li></ul><ul><li>common navigation patterns </li></ul><ul><li>technology refresh </li></ul><ul><li>page assembly layers </li></ul>
  • 48. Unless we link our data… <ul><li>global visual language </li></ul><ul><li>common navigation patterns </li></ul><ul><li>technology refresh </li></ul><ul><li>page assembly layers </li></ul><ul><li>“ common platforms” </li></ul>
  • 49. Unless we link our data… <ul><li>global visual language </li></ul><ul><li>common navigation patterns </li></ul><ul><li>technology refresh </li></ul><ul><li>page assembly layers </li></ul><ul><li>“ common platforms” </li></ul>… are all treating the symptoms, not the illness
  • 50. BBC Structured Data
  • 51. PROGRAMMES FOOD BBC Structured Data NEWS MUSIC
  • 52. BBC Structured Data PROGRAMMES FOOD NEWS MUSIC
  • 53. Audio and Music from 10,000 feet Programmes Music Topics Users Events
  • 54. The BBC from 10,000 feet Programmes Music Topics Users Events News Food Gardening
  • 55. What we’re doing
  • 56. What we’ve done
  • 57. <ul><li>Moved to MusicBrainz as our music metadata supplier </li></ul>
  • 58. <ul><li>Moved to MusicBrainz as our music metadata supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Designed and built /programmes according to linked data principles </li></ul>
  • 59. <ul><li>Moved to MusicBrainz as our music metadata supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Designed and built /programmes according to linked data principles </li></ul><ul><li>Published the Programmes Ontology </li></ul>
  • 60. <ul><li>Moved to MusicBrainz as our music metadata supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Designed and built /programmes according to linked data principles </li></ul><ul><li>Published the Programmes Ontology </li></ul><ul><li>Used the Music Ontology to publish RDF for /music </li></ul>
  • 61. <ul><li>Moved to MusicBrainz as our music metadata supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Designed and built /programmes according to linked data principles </li></ul><ul><li>Published the Programmes Ontology </li></ul><ul><li>Used the Music Ontology to publish RDF for /music </li></ul><ul><li>Experimented with pushing programme ontology data over XMPP </li></ul>
  • 62.  
  • 63. What we’re doing next
  • 64. <ul><li>RDF on /programmes </li></ul>
  • 65. <ul><li>RDF on /programmes </li></ul><ul><li>RDFa on /programmes and /music </li></ul>
  • 66. <ul><li>RDF on /programmes </li></ul><ul><li>RDFa on /programmes and /music </li></ul><ul><li>Using Wikipedia / Dbpedia for topic aggregations on /programmes </li></ul>
  • 67. <ul><li>RDF on /programmes </li></ul><ul><li>RDFa on /programmes and /music </li></ul><ul><li>Using Wikipedia / Dbpedia for topic aggregations on /programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Using MusicBrainz <> Dbpedia linked data equivalency to aggregate artist information at /music </li></ul>
  • 68. <ul><li>RDF on /programmes </li></ul><ul><li>RDFa on /programmes and /music </li></ul><ul><li>Using Wikipedia / Dbpedia for topic aggregations on /programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Using MusicBrainz <> Dbpedia linked data equivalency to aggregate artist information at /music </li></ul><ul><li>/events as linked data </li></ul>
  • 69. <ul><li>RDF on /programmes </li></ul><ul><li>RDFa on /programmes and /music </li></ul><ul><li>Using Wikipedia / Dbpedia for topic aggregations on /programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Using MusicBrainz <> Dbpedia linked data equivalency to aggregate artist information at /music </li></ul><ul><li>/events as linked data </li></ul><ul><li>(Hopefully) working with Identity on /users </li></ul>
  • 70. <ul><li>RDF on /programmes </li></ul><ul><li>RDFa on /programmes and /music </li></ul><ul><li>Using Wikipedia / Dbpedia for topic aggregations on /programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Using MusicBrainz <> Dbpedia linked data equivalency to aggregate artist information at /music </li></ul><ul><li>/events as linked data </li></ul><ul><li>(Hopefully) working with Identity on /users </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Vision to link food and gardening </li></ul>
  • 71. Programmes Music Topics Users Events News Food Gardening
  • 72. Programmes Music Topics Users Events News Food Gardening
  • 73. THANKS
  • 74. To… <ul><li>Yves Raimond </li></ul><ul><li>Nicholas Humfrey </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Sinclair </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Sizemore </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Scott </li></ul><ul><li>Sophie Walpole </li></ul><ul><li>Sean McVeigh </li></ul>
  • 75.  
  • 76. Open the box, Open the box, Open the goddam box!

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