[re-search] "greater reuse and discoverability"

Geert Lovink geert at desk.nl
Tue Oct 27 09:37:00 CET 2015

> the NY Times Labs discusses its effort to semantically tag/enhance its articles in order to permit greater reuse and discoverability -
> http://nytlabs.com/blog/2015/10/20/particles/
> "In order to leverage the knowledge that is inside every article published, we need to first encode it in a way that makes it searchable and extractable. This means identifying and annotating the potentially reusable pieces of information within an article as it is being written – bits that we in The New York Times R&D Lab have been calling Particles. This concept builds on ideas that have been discussed under the rubric of the Semantic Web for quite a while, but have not seen universal adoption because of the labor costs involved in doing so. At the Lab, we have been working on approaches to this kind of annotation and tagging that would greatly reduce the burden of work required.”

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