The BBC Linked Data Platform: Using semantic technologies to connect, aggregate and discover content across the BBC
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  David Rogers   David Rogers
Senior Technical Architect
British Broadcasting Corporation


Wednesday, June 5, 2013
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Level:  Technical - Intermediate

Location:  Imperial B

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, 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

David Rogers is Senior Technical Architect in BBC Future Media (News & Knowledge). Technical lead for the BBC 2012 Olympic Data project which provided the semantic and statistical data for the range of digital products produced by the BBC for the London 2012 games. David's current focus is the BBC's Linked Data Platform which supports linked-data-driven approaches across a range of digital products, and is central to the BBC's Linked Data strategy. David's interests and expertise also include event-driven systems, functional programming and continuous delivery.

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