header

The Semantic Web as a Newspaper Media Convergence Facilitator

16 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2019 First Look: Accepted

See all articles by Roberto García

Roberto García

University of Lleida - Departament d'Informàtica i Enginyeria Industrial

Ferran Perdrix

University of Lleida - Departament d'Informàtica i Enginyeria Industrial; Diari Segre - Diari Segre Media Group

Rosa Gil

University of Lleida - Departament d'Informàtica i Enginyeria Industrial

Marta Oliva

University of Lleida - Departament d'Informàtica i Enginyeria Industrial

Abstract

Newspapers are evolving and this causes great changes in how newspapers reach their consumers, but also in how newspapers work internally. Advanced computerised support is needed in order to cope with the new needs, which require that machines are aware of a greater part of the underlying semantics. Ontologies and Semantic Web technologies are clear candidates for web-wide semantics. However, newspapers have made great investments in their current news management systems and their wish is to undertake a smooth transition. Our proposal is to build an ontological framework based on existing journalism and multimedia standards. These standards are based on XML technologies. Therefore, we have developed a generic XML Schema to OWL mapping, complemented with an XML to RDF one. Together, they allow reusing existing metadata that, once in a semantic space, facilitates data integration, news management and retrieval. The resulting ontological framework is being applied in the Diari Segre Media Group1, which produces press, radio and television content.

Keywords: News, Newspaper, Ontology, Multimedia, Integration

Suggested Citation

García, Roberto and Perdrix, Ferran and Gil, Rosa and Oliva, Marta, The Semantic Web as a Newspaper Media Convergence Facilitator (April 2008). Journal of Web Semantics First Look. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3199394 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3199394

Roberto García (Contact Author)

University of Lleida - Departament d'Informàtica i Enginyeria Industrial ( email )

C / Jaume II, 69
Lleida, 25001
Spain

Ferran Perdrix

University of Lleida - Departament d'Informàtica i Enginyeria Industrial ( email )

C / Jaume II, 69
Lleida, 25001
Spain

Diari Segre - Diari Segre Media Group ( email )

Del Riu, 6
Lleida, E-25007
Spain

Rosa Gil

University of Lleida - Departament d'Informàtica i Enginyeria Industrial ( email )

C / Jaume II, 69
Lleida, 25001
Spain

Marta Oliva

University of Lleida - Departament d'Informàtica i Enginyeria Industrial ( email )

C / Jaume II, 69
Lleida, 25001
Spain

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
169
Downloads
7