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Current and Future uses of Semantic Web Technologies at the BBC

  • Speaker:   Dr.  Yves Raimond  (BBC Research & Development)
  • Host:   Sean Bechhofer
  • 26th February 2014 at 14:00 in Lecture theatre 1.4
The BBC generates a vast quantity of information, broadcasting between 1,000 and 1,500 programmes per day and generating a significant news output. The BBC has also accumulated a very large archive of TV and radio programmes, as well as pictures, texts, musical scores etc. since 1922. Managing all this information constitutes a major challenge.

In this talk, after describing current uses of Semantic Web technologies at the BBC, we are going to describe some recent work undertaken by BBC R&D to investigate how a mixture of Semantic Web technologies, machine-generated annotations and crowd-sourcing can enable us to manage and publish large archives of content very quickly.
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