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Towards Ontological Support for Journalistic Angles

  • Andreas L. OpdahlEmail author
  • Bjørnar Tessem
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 352)

Abstract

Journalism relies more and more on information and communication technology (ICT). New journalistic ICT platforms continuously harvest potentially news-related information from the internet and try to make it useful for journalists. Because the information sources and formats vary widely, knowledge graphs are emerging as a preferred technology for integrating, enriching, and preparing journalistic information. The paper explores how journalistic knowledge graphs can be augmented with support for news angles, in order to help journalists detect newsworthy events and present them in ways that will interest the intended audience. We argue that finding newsworthy angles on news-related information is important as an example of a more general problem in information science: that of finding the most interesting events and situations in big data sets and presenting those events and situations in the most interesting ways.

Keywords

Computational journalism ICT tool for journalists News platforms Newsroom systems Knowledge graphs Ontology 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The News Angler project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council’s IKTPLUSS programme as project 275872.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Science and Media StudiesUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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