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Fwd: ANN: IPTC releases first draft of the rNews standard for embedding metadata in online news

From: Michael F Uschold <uschold@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 19:48:35 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTinQYCzPv3_0UCgBqQzNze19UmMxOQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
I had a look at the ontology <http://dev.iptc.org/files/rNews/rnews.owl>and
discovered that a) it does not load into Protégé 4.1.  and b)    An
organization and a location and a person are all tags.  This seems likely to
cause semantic problems if you want to interoperate with any other data out
there.
For example, someone is likely to say
http://iptc.org/std/rNews/2011-02-02#Organization is owl:sameAs the URI for
organization from say DBpedia or the CIA World Fact Book.  Now all these are
going to be inferred to be of type http://iptc.org/std/rNews/2011-02-02#Tag.
  This will give an inconsistent ontology when someone does the sensible
things and says a location and an person are disjoint from tags.

A tag is an informational indexing thing. An organization is a legal entity,
a location is something else again.

Michael


<!-- http://iptc.org/std/rNews/2011-02-02#Organization -->

    <owl:Class rdf:about="#Organization">
        <rdfs:subClassOf rdf:resource="#Party"/>
    </owl:Class>



    <!-- http://iptc.org/std/rNews/2011-02-02#Party -->

    <owl:Class rdf:about="#Party">
        <rdfs:subClassOf rdf:resource="#Tag"/>
    </owl:Class>


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Date: 2011/4/5
Subject: ANN: IPTC releases first draft of the rNews standard for embedding
metadata in online news
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>


Dear all,

Short Story:
------------
 - IPTC has released today the rNews standard draft, see
http://dev.iptc.org/rNews
 - rNews aims at marking news using RDFa. The standard will be compliant
with NewsMLG2, IPTC’s XML format for multimedia news packages
 - IPTC considers incorporating hNews into its set of standards
 - rNews will be machine readable, an OWL/RDF version of the vocabulary is
being cooked

IPTC is requesting _NOW_ feedback from the community, via its dedicated
forum, http://dev.iptc.org/Forum-1. The IPTC will consider any feedback
posted until 30 April 2011 as input to the final standardization process.

Long Story:
-----------
Publishers large and small struggle to make sure that search engines and
social media sites find their stories and refer to them appropriately.

They want to provide highly targeted adverts while dealing with users who
are opposed to the privacy implication of sharing the personal data
necessary to accomplish that.

How can they build web pages with news stories where the components of the
story are machine-readable, as well as human readable? The rich content
metadata available in a publisher’s internal CMS is often lost, or
re-engineered in an attempt to optimise search results.

The IPTC has taken a step to solving this problem with the release of the
first draft of the rNews standard in 5 April 2011.

The IPTC aims to revamp the process for marking up online news articles so
that search engines and social networking sites can more successfully pull
relevant pieces of data from them. IPTC seeks to develop rNews, a recently
proposed practice for marking news using RDFa, which allows HTML authors to
tag webpage content with indicators that browsers and tools can interpret.
The standards will be compliant with NewsMLG2, IPTC’s XML format for
multimedia news packages.

IPTC’s Semantic Web Working Group is leading the charge to craft these
standards. The group is mapping out the specifications essential to rNews
for IPTC, and will offer examples of the standards in use, best practices
for implementation, and online tools to ease the transition to the new
standards. This work is set to conclude in the summer of 2011, and will
better enable search engines to cull NewsML-G2 data from the Internet, ready
for Semantic Web and Linked Data mining technologies.

Details of rNews are available at http://dev.iptc.org/rNews.

More importantly, what you think about it can be recorded on the public
rNews forum (http://dev.iptc.org/Forum-1) . The IPTC will consider any
feedback posted until 30 April 2011 as input to the final standardization
process.

The IPTC considers incorporating hNews, the existing microformat for the
semantic markup of news content, into its set of standards.
At its most basic level, both hNews and rNews are about expressing news
metadata in HTML.
hNews is a microformat using HTML markup conventions, whereas rNews is a
method to record RDF assertions (triples) within HTML, but keeps
vocabularies and expression mechanism separate.

Best regards.

 Raphaël Troncy
 on behalf of the IPTC SemWeb working group

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Michael Uschold, PhD
   Senior Ontology Consultant, Semantic Arts
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