Documentation for BBC News Labs APIs & #newsHACK events
BBC Connected Studio and News Labs have partnered with the World Service to research and develop tools in language technology, and we are inviting academic institutions and professionals involved in this specialism to take part.
We held a Language Technology #newsHACK in December 2014, and a similar event is now being held in London on 15-16 March 2016.
We're looking for teams to participate who will bring one or more instances of a 'Language Technology' to use in prototype ideas that they will work on during the two-day hack event. We are making some space for interested individuals (eg multilingual journalists, or UX designers) who are not bringing their own language tech, and we'll be integrating them into teams that are, where appropriate.
We are looking for concepts utilising:
The BBC Content Store API (aka CANDY) provides an interface to BBC News content with structured metadata.
CANDY stands for "CPS and Dynamic", it integrates the Content Production System (CPS) with the Dynamic Semantic Publishing system (DSP).
The Content API is a production platform, used internally by the BBC on the BBC website and in BBC mobile apps.
In addition to English, the Content API includes articles written in several languages.
API key available for the event duration only: Bd1QARJ8BD2rAfE9i9igC8IlDR6ywXVG
The Juicer is a tool for automatic entity extraction and archiving from BBC News Labs.
You can use it fetch the latest news as well running queries for news coverage from the BBC and other news organisations.
Due to rights restrictions we are only able to link to third-party content and cannot republish anything on our services.
API key available for the event duration only: Yk3KFzyVliTamletdhg7FOAqf26vwGeL
Here are a few examples of projects and prototypes News Labs has created with Juicer:
This API has been built by BBC R&D as part of the ABC-IP project. It extracts topics from text, using an algorithm similar to the one we used for automatically tagging the World Service archive. The topics extracted are DBpedia identifiers.
For the duration of the event, we provide a version of the Mango API supporting the following languages:
API URL and documentation: http://mango.newshack.newslabs.co/
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