Re: NewsML 2 and the Semantic Web


you may also be interested in atom-owl, where we are working on  
creating a very simple and faithful model of the atom syntax. I have  
an introductory explanation of the latest ontology at: 

It is progressing slowly as we all have so many other things to do.


On 6 Jan 2006, at 19:05, 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:
> 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,
> Chair, News Metadata Framework WG, IPTC,
> Vice-Chair, NewsML 2 Architecture WP, IPTC,
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Received on Wednesday, 11 January 2006 14:27:45 UTC