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Re: Press.net News Ontology

From: Paul Wilton <paul.wilton@ontoba.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 17:24:21 +0100
Message-ID: <CALer3uZLYtO4eu4gAyZdt_2o-3vjZ2vxPWDYNEiFGT81BvweBQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: St├ęphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Cc: Jarred McGinnis <jarred.mcginnis@pressassociation.com>, public-lod@w3.org, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi Steph
There is clearly some crossover with rNews. Jarred has a nice diagram
showing some of this, and I am sure he will follow up.

However we feel with press.net we have gone much further than rNews
particularly in acknowledging that news (in the majority of cases) is event
driven.
While rNews provides the abilty to mark up documents with meta tag
associations to things in the real world, in many cases annotating directly
like this does not in fact reflect the nature of news. In fact the news
article in a large majority of cases should be annotated with the Event that
story is about. It is the Event that then has the location, agents, factors,
and date/time associated with it. Many news stories thus would be authored
about the same event.

We have provided a framework for this model, and also a lightweight model
(framework) of the relationships between the stuff that news is about.  So
while rNews will undoubtedly have an impact on search and SEO, there are
use-cases where it falls short.
The press.net ontologies we have built we feel reflect the true nature of
news, and lets consumers of news RDF repesented with this model (or APIs
built around this model) to make rich and accurate aggregations of news
content, distinguishing between content that is say genuinely about a
Location (eg about its cultural heritage maybe), and news that is about an
event that occurred in that location (eg a murder).

best regards
Paul Wilton





On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM, St├ęphane Corlosquet
<scorlosquet@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Jarred,
>
> It seems to me that your work is similar or at least related to rNews [1]..
> I'm curious to know if you're looked at rNews when building the
> News Ontology. Do they complement each other, or are we re-inventing the
> wheel?
>
> Steph.
>
> [1] http://dev.iptc.org/rNews
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Jarred McGinnis <
> jarred.mcginnis@pressassociation.com> wrote:
>
>> ** ** ** ** ** **
>>
>> Hello all,****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> The Press Association has just published our first draft of a 'news'
>> ontology (*http://data.press.net/ontology*). For each of the ontologies
>> documented, we've included the motivation for the ontologies as well as some
>> of the design decisions behind it. Also, you can get the rdf or ttl by
>> adding the extension. For example, http://data.press.net/ontology/asset
>> .rdf gives you the ontology described at
>> http://data.press.net/ontology/asset/ ...****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Have a look at the ontology and tell us what you think. We think it is
>> pretty good but feel free to point out our mistakes. We will fix it. Ask why
>> we did it one way and not another. We will give you an answer.****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Paul Wilton of Ontoba has been working with us at the PA and has spelled
>> out a lot of the guiding principles of this work at
>> http://www.ontoba.com/blog.****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> The reasons behind this work were talked about at SemTech 2011 San
>> Fransisco:
>> http://semtech2011.semanticweb.com/sessionPop.cfm?confid=62&proposalid=4134
>> ****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Looking forward to hearing from you,****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> *Jarred McGinnis, PhD*****
>>
>> *Research Manager, Semantic Technologies*****
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