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Data-Based News & HTML5 with Philippe Le Hegaret

From: Marco N.
Sent on: Saturday, October 2, 2010 6:30 PM
Thank you for joining last week for two great events. I'd like to
thank in particular Evan Sandhaus who I think did a stellar at job at
organizing his first event on Thursday despite the unpredicted last
minute changes to the lineup and the delayed subs arrival. But hey it
was worth the wait. :)

Thank you Ken Ellis - Thomson Reuters, Stuart Myles - The Associated
Press, Tom Torok - The New York Times, Maurice Tamman - Wall Street
Journal and Justin Cleary - AOL News for presenting.  It was very
interesting for me to see that most challenges in the Data News
business are described as what sounds to me a search challenge. I was
very delighted to learn that RDFa now seems to be the emerging and
preferred standard to encode meta data in web documents in the news
business.  It was also great to have people in the audience like
Donald Schwartz that questioned the focus on quantitative methods and
were calling for the reintroduction of more personal journalistic
quality in the process of data curation, I think something that is not
too far from Tom's and Maurice approach to the issue. News without
humans in the loop brought back memories of the fictional  'EPIC 2015'
story from 2004*, but might as well be a reality soon to be

We will continue to collect supporting documentation on the wiki here:
(feel free to add your links)


And of course thank you to Philippe Le Hegaret from the W3C for giving
us a comprehensive and impressive presentation on Friday about the new
and upcoming HTML5 features.

Additional HTML5 event documentation can be found here: (again feel
free to add your links)

Thank you AOL, Microsoft and Reuters for their event sponsorship for
Lotico the New York Semantic Web.


If you would like to participate more actively in the groups online
conversation in addition to attending our local events please
feel free to join the lotico mailing list here:­

* http://epic.makin...­

Marco Neumann
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Semantic Technology for Business, in Boston Nov 16-17, 2010
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