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IPTC Semantic Exchange Links the News Industry

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IPTC has launched its Semantic Exchange project to link vocabularies for categorizing news content of different news providers and this way to ease searching different news sources for content about …

IPTC has launched its Semantic Exchange project to link vocabularies for categorizing news content of different news providers and this way to ease searching different news sources for content about "the same thing"

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  • 1. Semantic Exchange links the News Industry Michael Steidl, Managing Director IPTC @ Semantische Technologie / Digitales Publizieren 27 September 2013, Berlin, Germany
  • 2. What is IPTC? • Exploring the common ground of technology and management of content in the news industry … • … and making standards if required – Metadata schemas + formats for the news exchange – Metadata taxonomies for the classification of news • Global not-for-profit organisation of ~60 members: - dpa, APA, keystone (and more) in DACH - Reuters, AFP, AP, PA, Xinhua, Kyodo News … • Active since 1965 © 2013 IPTC www.iptc.org2
  • 3. The Dream The customer is able to find stories about the same … © 2013 IPTC www.iptc.org3 Tagged news The customer/user
  • 4. How To … … make the dream come true? © 2013 IPTC www.iptc.org4
  • 5. Building Block: Vocabulary What is this exactly? Something to classify content. And in detail … • A list of terms? • … created by a statistics engine? • A list of concepts – with how many details? • … researched and verified by experienced persons? • A free giveaway? • A collection of intellectual property assets = value? Conclusion: we have to take a view on the semantic technology facts – and on the business © 2013 IPTC www.iptc.org5
  • 6. Building Block: Linking How to implement it? This way … © 2013 IPTC www.iptc.org6 … or that way?
  • 7. Building Block: Linking Who applies the linking? © 2013 IPTC www.iptc.org7 Who‘s hand is this?
  • 8. Building Block: Linking Who shares the matching? © 2013 IPTC www.iptc.org8 Is it a full semantic sameAs ? Or are that - equal matches - close matches - vague matches
  • 9. Building Block: Semantic Exchange IPTC works on the Semantic Exchange project Outline: a system to link vocabularies of news providers to publicly available and free vocabularies - IPTC and more. IPTC aims at finding out more about: • How easy is it to find corresponding concepts in other vocabularies? • How much effort does the linking require? • Is the correctness of the linking/matching widely shared? • Under what business conditions are vocabularies of news providers shared with customers, … the public? • How easily can the linking be used by customers? © 2013 IPTC www.iptc.org9
  • 10. Thanks for making the dream come true with us! You are welcome at www.iptc.org © 2013 IPTC www.iptc.org10

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