Subject Taxonomy for the Media - the successor to the Subject Codes
Media Topics is a constantly updated taxonomy of over 1,200 terms with a focus on categorising text. Originally based on the IPTC Subject Codes taxonomy, the Media Topics taxonomy was first released in 2010 and is updated at least once a year. It is now available in Arabic, English, French, German, Spanish and Swedish.
The Media Topics vocabulary can be viewed on the IPTC Controlled Vocabulary server at http://cv.iptc.org/newscodes/mediatopic. In addition it can be downloaded as NewsML-G2 Knowledge Item, RDF/XML or RDF/Turtle document, please read the Guidelines. A more user-friendly tree-like view is also available.
Mappings between Media Topics and Subject Codes
The development of Media Topics started with the Subject Codes vocabulary, extended the tree from 3 to 5 levels and reused the same 17 top level terms. The lower level terms have been revised and rearranged. The Media Topics vocabulary provides a mapping back to the Subject Codes. The mappings are viewable as “Related Concept” entries on the controlled vocabulary server.
Autumn Meeting 2019
- Ljubljana, Slovenia
- 14-16 October 2019
Spring Meeting 2020
- Tallinn, Estonia
- 11 - 13 May 2020
Photo Metadata Conference 2020
At the IPTC Meeting in Ljubljana Slovenia in Autumn 2019, we welcomed several new faces to IPTC working groups, the Board and voted in a new Chair! With so many changes happening at the same time, we thought it would be good to introduce the new faces here so members and others can get to […]