VALA2012 Session 12 Neish

VALA2012 Session 12 Neish

Harvesting and semantically tagging media releases from political websites using web services

VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Apps and Applications
Thursday 9 February 2012, 11:40 – 12:10
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Peter Neish

Parliament of Victoria

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Thursday, February 09, 2012, 11:40 AM AUSEDT, 32 Minutes.


The Victorian Parliamentary Library built an application to automatically locate and download media releases using the RSS feeds of political parties. Using the OpenCalais web service to tag items with relevant semantic metadata has improved the Library’s workflow and increased the usefulness of the database, by helping users discover directly linked items. The benefits of using these tools and problems encountered are discussed.

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