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Linked Data for News Introduction


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An introduction to the Semantic Web and Linked Data for news. Explains recent IPTC work on exploring these technologies for news.

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Linked Data for News Introduction

  1. 1. AP and the Semantic Web<br />Amy Sweigert<br />Director of Information Management<br />August 23, 2010<br />
  2. 2. The Semantic Web and Linked Data<br />Standard machine-readable way to express the meaning of content, data or anything else you can represent on the web<br />Goal is to express relationships between concepts more completely and enable more automated linking of data<br />Bringing disparate data together allows us to answer new questions, and access data from different angles<br />Key concepts:<br />Primary model is the RDF standard with extensions for specific types of concepts, e.g. people, products, content<br />RDF expresses relationships between 2 concepts: Alex Rodriguez <plays for> the New York Yankees<br />Each concept has it’s own unique URL, known as a URI (a web page per thing)<br />Flexible architecture<br />
  3. 3. The Semantic Web at the AP Today<br />We are already expressing the semantics of AP content through<br />Automated descriptive tagging<br />Rich linked entity and taxonomy data<br />the rollout of hNews<br />
  4. 4. Two Possible Tracks<br />Publishing Linked Data<br />Making our taxonomy and vocabulary data available in standard semantic web formats<br />Making News Content Semantic-Web Ready<br />Extend the Semantic Web formats available for news content<br />Delivering AP content in standard semantic web formats<br />
  5. 5. AP Linked Data Possibilities<br />Enable editorial to generate new types of data visualizations and interactives<br />Publish AP taxonomy to support metadata delivery for CAPI<br />Publish AP taxonomy as web pages to help drive traffic to AP and member web properties (e.g. Topic Pages)<br />Make the AP tagging service available externally to drive adoption of our standard taxonomy and increase news participation in the Semantic Web<br />Map our vocabularies to others (NY Times, BBC) to enable aggregation of related content and data, e.g. mash ups of AP and other content and data<br />
  6. 6. Making News Content Semantic Web-Ready<br />Support additional formats for content delivery and tracking<br />Work with the IPTC and other news organizations to define semantic news standards<br />E.g. Create hNews for additional formats<br />Standards like RDFa are gaining traction as a way to drive SEO<br />