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rNews RDFa in BBC News

From: Jeremy Tarling <jeremy.tarling@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:27:20 +0000
Message-ID: <50FF9EE8.1070704@bbc.co.uk>
To: public-lod@w3.org
Hello all

I am working with BBC News on implementing some RDFa in article pages on 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news. rNews seems like the best candidate for us in 
terms of expressiveness and wider adoption, so I am thinking, as a first 
iteration, we will add something like this to article pages:

<head prefix="rnews: http://iptc.org/std/rNews/2011-10-07#"
resource="{published URL}"
typeof="rnews:NewsItem">
<meta property="rnews:headline" content="{headline}"/>
<meta property="rnews:description" content="{description}"/>
<meta property="rnews:thumbnailUrl" content="{thumbnail URL}"/>
<meta property="rnews:datePublished" content="{date published}"/>
<meta property="rnews:creator" content=">"/>

</head>

We are currently working on an internal project to identify the 
real-world concepts mentioned in our stories and associate them back 
with the published article; when this is available we will add the 
following:

<meta property="rnews:about" content="{GUID for 
person/place/organisation}"/>
<meta property="rnews:mentions" content="{GUID for 
person/place/organisation} "/>

Separately we will publish the BBC GUIDs we have created for 
person/place/organisations with sameAs links towikidata/freebase/dbpedia.

Does anyone see any problems with this approach?

Thanks

JT

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Jeremy Tarling
Data Architect, BBC News
4th Floor New Broadcasting House
London W1A 1AA
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