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As part of PBS’ “App Days” we’re working to craft an application that can query and return data from OpenCalais, the Reuters semantic web service. It’s returns may not be perfect, but the natural language analysis is impressive and its ability to catalog proper nouns will provide a huge leg-up for APs and PAs in producer shops around the country.

If we can pull this off, transcripts and bodies of text can best used to augment editorially chosen keywords and attributes, such as in the Bill Moyers example above.

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