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RE: NewsML 2 and the Semantic Web

From: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 20:35:07 +0000
To: Daniel Weitzner <djweitzner@w3.org>
Cc: newsml-2@yahoogroups.com, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-id: <A29ADE959C70A1449470AA9A212F5D80E63310@LONSMSXM06.emea.ime.reuters.com>

Hi Danny,

The transforms are also available at:
   http://www.iptc.org/NAR/1.0/contributions/

the specifications at:
   http://www.iptc.org/NAR/1.0/specification/

other documentation at:
   http://www.iptc.org/NAR/1.0/documentation/

etc.

BTW, NAR stands for NewsML 2 Architecture.

We keep enhancing the transforms.  The currently unresolved issues 
include:

-  How, exactly, should we handle statements about statements?  
   Let's call them SASs.  We currently support these SASs:
   -  creator (of the metadata)
   -  created (on date X, at time Y)
   -  confidence (with which the metadata has been assigned)
   -  relevance (of the metadata to the news object)
   -  why (has the metadata has been included)

-  Should we transform the XML structures describing people or 
   organisations (eg creator, contributor, publisher, as well as 
   people or organisations relevant to the news object) to XML 
   literals or to blank nodes (or to something else)?

-  Should we be transforming to RDF/XML or to one of the numerous 
   triples formats?

We've had quite a lot of feedback on the semantic-web list to the 
first of these questions.

Misha


-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Weitzner [mailto:djweitzner@w3.org] 
Sent: 06 January 2006 19:09
To: Misha Wolf
Cc: newsml-2@yahoogroups.com; semantic-web@w3.org
Subject: Re: NewsML 2 and the Semantic Web

Hi Misha,

Any chance that you could make these files public  (ie. available to  
those who are not part of the NewsML group)? Yahoo wouldn't let me  
see them.

Thanks much!

Danny

On Jan 6, 2006, at 1:05 PM, Misha Wolf wrote:

> As part of the introduction to NewsML 2, I'll briefly explain the  
> relationship between NewsML 2 and the Semantic Web.
>
> When we wrote the requirements for NewsML 2, we decided that we  
> wanted to integrate NewsML 2 into the Semantic Web.  At the same  
> time, we did not, and do not, want to require either news producers  
> or news consumers to engage with RDF or with the Semantic Web if  
> they have no desire to do so.
>
> The approach we have taken is to design our XML structures in such  
> a way that transforms can readily be written to extract the  
> metadata and to present it in whatever form is desired for further  
> processing.  Early versions of such transforms are available at:
>    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/newsml-2/files/Contributed-Tools
>
> Now some folks are very interested in this stuff and others come  
> out in a rash if they see the three letters "RDF".  Both groups  
> need to co-exist.  I think that the best way to facilitate co- 
> existence is to propose that if the Semantic Web mail traffic on  
> the newsml-2 list becomes too heavy for those folks who are  
> allergic to it, we'll consider spinning off a separate list for  
> these discussions.
>
> It's OK to be interested in the Semantic Web!  And it's OK not to  
> be interested!
>
> Misha Wolf
> News Standards Manager, Reuters, www.reuters.com
> Chair, News Metadata Framework WG, IPTC, www.iptc.org/dev
> Vice-Chair, NewsML 2 Architecture WP, IPTC, www.iptc.org/dev
>
>
>
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