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November 2, 2009

Promise hold (NYT and the LOD)

Filed under: Semantic Web,Work Related — Ivan Herman @ 11:41
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I was at the SemTech conference in June when Evan Sandhaus from the New Your Times gave a keynote and when he announced that the NYT would gradually publish many of their data as Linked Data using Semantic Web technologies. Unfortunately, I had to leave on the last day of the ISWC2009 last week when they announced to keep their promise, and release the first 5,000 subject headings tags to the LOD. Which is really great news.

I remember Evan saying in Santa Clara (maybe privately, I do not remember that detail) that they are newcomers in this area, and it will be difficult to get it right (and, well, there are bugs, as, for example, Eric Hellman or Richard Cyganiak pointed out in their respective blogs). But I think we should really applaud when such a promise is held…

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