The New York Times' commitment to Linked Data began over 160 years ago. Starting in 1851, The New York Times has cataloged its archival articles using a controlled vocabulary of people, places, organizations and descriptors. In 2009, the New York Times started publishing this vocabulary as Linked Data using semantic web standards. In 2011 The Times announced the launch of several RESTful Semantic APIs. In late 2012 and early 2013, the Times migrated its entire process for vocabulary management to a system designed around the principles of Linked Data.
Keywords: Semantic Web, Vocabulary, REST API, HTTP URIs
Author: Sandhaus, Evan
Date created: 2012-12-11 07:00:00.000
Time required: P45M
- Knows the "five stars" of Open Data: put data on the Web, preferably in a structured and preferably non-proprietary format, using URIs to name things, and link to other data.
- Understands that Linked Data (2006) extended the notion of a web of documents (the Web) to a notion of a web of finer-grained data (the Linked Data cloud).
- Uses available resources for named entity recognition, extraction, and reconciliation.