Notes about the meetup about libraries media & semantic web tonight hosting BBC

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Loose notes of the meetup in the BBC about #semanticweb, London, March 28, 2012

Media powerhouses, libraries, archives and museums are agreeing on standards to link data. Some of their representatives spoke at the meetup in London. There were more than 100 attendees. Ten per cent of them worked at the host, the BBC.

Going from Tables to Graphs, finding link data connections and going to a linked Web of Data @jonvoss @Historypin #londonsemweb #lodlam

Ade Stevenson – Mimas – @adrianstevenson

dirty data, URI persistence

data modelling can be hard

steep learning curve

complexity

how sustainable are the data sources?

Evan Sandhaus – The New York Times – @kansandhaus

Why we need rNews markups

It does no make sense to keep structured data in CMS databases

that is lost in html when published on the Web

Benefits rNews if well adopted by the publishing community

Superior Algorithmically Generated Links

Superior Tool Support

Better Analytics

Dan Brickley – Schema.org – @danbri

Works for Google on Schema.org project

Paul Otlet “the man who dreamed the Internet”

Lonclass:

Compositional Semantics

WebSchemas group

Example: Google Rich Snippets

Get the markup on the page

Markup is not pretty, eg. on IMDB with entities and relationships in code

Classes (types)

Property (attributes)

Silver Oliver – BBC – @silveroliver

Andy Wilson – BBC Academy -@andywilson460

Andy is Head of Centre of Technology at BBC Academy

Google Refine to get RDF

Media powerhouses, libraries, archives and museums are agreeing on standards to link data. Some of their representatives spoke at the meetup in London. There were more than 100 attendees. Ten per cent of them worked at the host, the BBC.

Going from Tables to Graphs, finding link data connections and going to a linked Web of Data @jonvoss @Historypin #londonsemweb #lodlam

Ade Stevenson – Mimas – @adrianstevenson

dirty data, URI persistence

data modelling can be hard

steep learning curve

complexity

how sustainable are the data sources?

Evan Sandhaus – The New York Times – @kansandhaus

Why we need rNews markups

It does no make sense to keep structured data in CMS databases

that is lost in html when published on the Web

Benefits rNews if well adopted by the publishing community

Superior Algorithmically Generated Links

Superior Tool Support

Better Analytics

Dan Brickley – Schema.org – @danbri

Works for Google on Schema.org project

Paul Otlet “the man who dreamed the Internet”

Lonclass:

Compositional Semantics

WebSchemas group

Example: Google Rich Snippets

Get the markup on the page

Markup is not pretty, eg. on IMDB with entities and relationships in code

Classes (types)

Property (attributes)

Silver Oliver – BBC – @silveroliver

Andy Wilson – BBC Academy -@andywilson460

Andy is Head of Centre of Technology at BBC Academy

Google Refine to get RDF

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