The FINANCIAL — VSN keeps betting on innovation and new software developments to improve media management and make users’ daily operations much more easier. On this occasion, it presents a first preview of what will soon become one of its latest star developments: the integration of VSNEXPLORER with online thesaurus to add relevant information extracted from several Internet sources, in order to provide the catalogue worker or journalist with additional data. This will make the user experience even more interesting and insightful.
VSN’s engineering team has been intensely working in the past months to foster the Media Management efficiency and automation thanks to a new software development that is currently being developed for VSNEXPLORER suite of solutions, comprising PAM, MAM, BPM and BI modules. In particular, this new development consists of a full integration of online thesaurus with VSN’s Media Management tools, giving user a resource to add precise information to their content with just one click, according to VSN.
Particularly, this latest integration with online thesaurus, that is currently in its latest stage of development, will allow for automatically linking and associating additional information extracted from the Internet (maps, locations, history, images, biography, etc.) to any concrete word that has been published. All of it thanks to the Linked Data.
Linked Data is just the way how the Semantic Web connects between each other different data that are distributed in the World Wide Web, thanks to the use of metadata. This way, both people and browsers can explore all the associated data located in the Web and obtain further information to complement the initial data that we had available. In conclusion, these Linked Data allow to obtain additional information extracted from contrasted databases, thanks to the use of metadata or ‘universal identifiers’ that are capable of identifying one word and automatically link to it information about it.
This VSNEXPLORER’s integration with online thesaurus will allow users to have access to a huge database comprising interconnected data that complement each other and link among them, so that users can find all the information they may need about a concrete subject. For example, the name of an International Organization could be automatically associated to additional data about its foundation, size, competences or even location. Therefore, the media management takes a step forward and complements in an entirely automatic way all the information offered by the Media, so that viewers or readers can enjoy it even more.
“We are conscious of the challenges that users have to face in the current Broadcast and Media & Entertainment sectors, and we work every day to provide them with tools to improve their efficiency and media management and cataloguing capacities”, declares Manuel Escribano, VSN’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). “For that, we are very satisfied with this new feature in which we are working on. In an easy and simple way, it will allow VSNEXPLORER’s users to enhance their content with useful and precise information”.
Those companies that might be interested in this latest feature could ask more information about it and its latest stage of development during the IBC 2016 trade show at VSN’s stand 7.D25.