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Re: RDF vocabulary for describing news?

From: Bob DuCharme <bob@snee.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:32:26 -0500
Message-ID: <4CE17CBA.2090101@snee.com>
To: "Sandhaus, Evan" <sandhes@nytimes.com>
CC: Alexandre Passant <alexandre.passant@deri.org>, Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Thanks Evan. I've joked to people that I'm not in the XML business 
anymore, but if I've forgotten that NewsML is the envelope for content 
specified with NITF, that really proves it. (At XML 2005 I showed how 
NITF is one of the the least extensible of any well-known XML schemas: 
http://snee.com/xml/xml2005/industryschemas.html, and here's me 
embedding RDF/XML into NITF a few years before that: 
http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/02/12/rdflib.html) 
<http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/02/12/rdflib.html>

Bob


On 11/15/2010 6:32 AM, Sandhaus, Evan wrote:
> To answer Bob’s question, about the relation between the rNews and 
> NewsML...
>
> First a little background:
>
> NewsML is an “envelope” standard.  That is to say, NewsML provides a 
> mechanism for expressing metadata about a “news item”, where a news 
> item can be anything from a photograph to a video recording to a 
> written news article. The representation of the news item itself, 
> however, is not specified in NewsML.  When using NewsML to transport 
> written articles, many providers represent articles using the News 
> Industry Text Format (NITF), another IPTC standard developed 
> specifically for representing written news articles.
>
> Second: the answer to Bob’s question.
>
> The rNews proposal draws from the vocabularies of both NewsML and 
> NITF, preferring the NewsML terminology where the standards overlap. 
>  And although these two standards provide vocabulary terms for the 
> majority of concepts in the rNews proposal, there are some items (e.g. 
> comments) for which neither standard addresses.   For these it may be 
> necessary to either (1) define terms specific to rNews or (2) draw 
> from other existing vocabularies.
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> Evan
> -- 
> Evan Sandhaus
> Lead Architect, Semantic Platforms
> The New York Times Company
> @kansandhaus 
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