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2 NewsML - A Revolution in News Kaj Wik Siebert, Research & Standards

3 What has changed? Information Overload Reuters Daily Output 13,000 stories13,000 stories million words in 24 languages million words in 24 languages pictures pictures 23 hours of video23 hours of video graphics25-30 graphics 2300 correspondents in 184 bureaus serving 160+ countries2300 correspondents in 184 bureaus serving 160+ countries

4 What has changed? Information Overload Bandwidth

5 What has changed? Information Overload Bandwidth Common Standards

6 What has changed? Information Overload Bandwidth Common Standards Vast Audiences

7 NewsML Vision Accessible –Metadata enable filtering and delivery of contextual news

8 NewsML Vision Accessible –Metadata enable filtering and delivery of contextual news Media Independent –All formats and media types recognised equally –Structure consisting of parts and named relationships between parts NewsML

9 NewsML Vision Accessible –Metadata enable filtering and delivery of contextual news Media Independent –All formats and media types recognised equally –Structure consisting of parts and named relationships between parts Platform Agnostic –To reach users at home, in the office or anywhere in between NewsML

10 1998 –Discussions start in Reuters. Reuters NewsML DTD published internally 1999 –Reuters submits proposed NewsML specification to IPTC Evolution of NewsML

11 2000 –IPTC forms steering and working groups to develop functional specifications and DTD for NewsML July 2000 –IPTC accepts NewsML version 1.0 beta Evolution of NewsML

12 October 2000 –IPTC formal ratification

13 How NewsML works Main text Primary picture Video clips Sidebar English French 8000 x x 600 EQUIVALENTSEQUIVALENTS EQUIVALENTSEQUIVALENTS EQUIVALENTSEQUIVALENTS EQUIVALENTSEQUIVALENTS NewsML

14 Structure of a NewsML Document Catalog –References external resources –Links topics to elements Topic Set –References to real-world things (people, places, companies etc.) NewsEnvelope –Workflow information NewsItem –Actual news content

15 What is a NewsItem? NewsItem NewsComponent Descriptive metadata Language Genre Context Mention Relates to Of interest to Content Item (actual content)or (pointer to the content) Administrativemetadata Publisher Creator Source Contributor History Rights metadata Ownership Usage rights Type metadata Mediatype Physical metadata Physical metadata Size, Height, Width, Streaming, Duration, Resolution, Color NewsLines NewsLines HeadLines, ByLines, SlugLines, Keywords

16 Multiple versions & alternatives

17 From NewsML Version 1.0 Functional Specification © 2000 IPTC

18 NewsML Toolkit Developed by David Megginson on behalf of Reuters and Wavo Available under terms of the Gnu Lesser General Public License (LGPL) from: Java based Simple API that enables access to the most important NewsML functions without any knowledge of XML or NewsML markup Comes with NewsML Explorer

19 NewsML Explorer

20 Demo

21 Text + images –Multiple NewsComponents NewsShowcase (http://newsshowcase.reuters.com/)

22 Text + images –Multiple NewsComponents Related or top stories –Using linked list

23 NewsShowcase (http://newsshowcase.reuters.com/) Text + images –Multiple NewsComponents Related or top stories –Using linked list Multiple Languages –Examples of English, Spanish, Arabic

24 NewsShowcase (http://newsshowcase.reuters.com/) Demo

25 Further Information IPTC –http://www.iptc.org/ NewsML Toolkit –http://about.reuters.com/researchandstandards/firstcontact/newsml-toolkit/ News Showcase –http://newsshowcase.reuters.com/ Me


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