The NEWS Ontology: Design and Applications Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2010

start page

  • 8694

end page

  • 8704


  • 12


  • 37

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0957-4174

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-6793


  • News agencies are one of the main actors in the news business. These agencies produce daily big amounts of digital contents, which need to be managed and distributed to their customers. The NEWS (News Engine Web
    Services) project, already completed, had as goal to develop tools that,
    using state of the art technologies, may help news agencies to improve
    their production and distribution processes. As a central piece in the
    NEWS system, an ontology for the news domain was implemented. In this
    paper, we describe the NEWS ontology, its intended uses in the context
    of the production and distribution processes of a news agency, and the
    NEWSPlugin, a Protégé extension developed to partially automate its