Following on from the BBC's success in delivering a linked-data-driven 2012 Olympics, David will explain how the foundations of this project were used to create the BBC's Linked Data Platform. This platform is now working with content across the BBC, including news, sport, music, location and learning. David will explain how linked data is fundamental to producing a rich, highly dynamic and relevant online experience; particularly for an organisation with such a diverse and extensive range of content, audiences and production workflows.
This presentation will show you how, using a common platform, we use linked data to power bbc.co.uk, focusing on three use-cases:
- BBC News Local: Geo-aggregated content for News - BBC Learning: Discover of, and navigation around, educational content based on national curricula - BBC Music: Content aggregated around the 'long tail' of musical artists and groups
David will also discuss the challenges faced working with linked data at scale in a rapidly changing, time-sensitive environment:
- Controlled vocabularies across a large organisation - Understanding data provenance - Working with evolving ontologies - Engaging the wider development community with public linked data APIs