Newstagging 2.0

Posted on May 19, 2006 
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Adrian Holovaty points to how tagging news stories on the web can lead us closer to the Semantic Web.

“…one thing that’s always bothered me is that the bread-and-butter of my chosen field, journalism, is relentlessly unstructured. The primary product of journalists — the news story — is just a giant blob of text.

“A news story cannot be broken down into easily defined, consistent pieces. It doesn’t have facts in predictable places.”

He suggests several tags:
1.: for different levels of profanity for different websites or let the user decide his/her level of tolerance.
2. : Saying something happened Tuesday or today doesn’t make sense on the web unless you put a date to it.
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