Monday, November 2

New York Times Releases Subject Headings Data

Evan Sandhaus announced in a NYTimes Open blog post that they are opening up the NYT subject headings. Today they are announcing the release of the first batch of 5,000 headings.
Over the last several months we have manually mapped more than 5,000 person name subject headings onto Freebase and DBPedia. And today we are pleased to announce the launch of and the release of these 5,000 person name subject headings as Linked Open Data.
Over the next few months they plan to expand this to over 30,000 tags.

Also, check out the NYT Article Search API.

Browse the headings and get hacking!

CIKM 2009: Tutorials and Workshops

Today there were workshops and tutorials at CIKM.

Social Web Search and Mining (SWSM2009)
Web Information and Data Management (WIDM)
Cloud Data Management (CloudDB 2009)

There were also four tutorials.

I'm particularly disappointed to miss Marius Pasca's tutorial on for the acquisition of Open-Domain Concepts and Conceptual Hierarchies.

There's little coverage of the conference so far, but I'll try to link to what I find.