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Linked Data at Pearson: proof of the pudding is in the eating

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Madi Solomon

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Transcript of Linked Data at Pearson: proof of the pudding is in the eating

Content Standards
Asset Enrichment Pipeline
“Science Taxonomy Project”
POC Q3 - 2011
“Asset Enrichment Pipeline”
POC Q4 - 2011
“Enterprise Asset Enrichment Pipeline”
Q1&Q2 - 2012
Smart Content
Linked Data at Pearson: The proof of the pudding is in the eating
SemTech 2011:

“Does anyone know how to create a taxonomy from a Category in DBpedia?”


Provides a flexible and scalable platform for enriching assets with metadata

Automates the process of tagging, classification and taxonomic alignment through available semantic technologies

Facilitates “smart content” effectively and efficiently
Asset Enrichment Pipeline
Faceted search and navigation
Searchable ontology-based relationships between concepts
Personalized views of content
No blind alleys
Automated correlations between learning objectives and subjects
Content Acquisition integration stream
Automated term extraction
DBpedia open data used to build topic paths
Automated subject keywords ingest
The Asset Enrichment Pipeline
Sem Tech 2012

"We know how to create a taxonomy from a category in DBpedia!

Dynamic eBooks
Flash eBooks
HTML eBooks
Media Evolution at
content efficacy
usage tracking
learning standards

Preconceived notions
Lack of resources (Innovator's Dilemma)
Contributing to greater good
Time to market
Cost benefit
Contributing to the greater good
Madi Weland Solomon
Director, Content Standards
Global Content Management Programme
Pearson plc.
Semantic Technology& Business Conference
September 20, 2012
DK Travel Guides!
can be pulled into an ontology tool and managed, expanded on and reused throughout Pearson
Past: classifications limited to web navigation
DBpedia filtered SPARQL queries
Thank you!
Was it Jonathan Swift who first said "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" or was it Stephen Gosson as some have claimed?
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