AAAI Publications, 2010 AAAI Spring Symposium Series

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Enriching a News Portal with Semantic Information: An Entity-Based Approach
Stefano Bocconi, Angela Fogarolli

Last modified: 2010-03-23


In this paper we describe the production and consumption of linked data in the scenario of the Italian news agency ANSA portal. The goal of the use-case is to provide viewers of a news item with background information and links to related news articles contained on the portal. This information enrichment process is entity-based: ANSA news archive is analyzed using Name Entity Recognition, and each detected entity is annotated with a unique identifier. These identifiers are obtained using the Entity Name Server developed within the scope of the OKKAM European project. Subsequently the news are published on the portal using RDFa and linked to a semantic search engine that provides background information harvested from sources such as DBpedia and links to additional news sources. The presented project has the potential to contribute to Linked Data by creating and publishing a large quantity of entities and assertions about them coming from the ANSA news archive.


Name Entity Recognition;Linked Open Data; OKKAM project; Semantic News Portal

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