Controlled vocabularies not from the IPTC
The IPTC acknowledges that a couple of Controlled Vocabularies (CV) created by other bodies are widely used for news exchange. As the IPTC does not intend to duplicate existing work thus urging users to maintain a couple of CVs with actually the same scope in parallel the IPTC recommends to use these non-IPTC controlled vocabularies.
A directory of IPTC recommended CVs of other parties can be found on the web site cvx.iptc.org
The IPTC explicity acknowledges all Intellectual Property associated with these CVs and underlines that it only recommends their use but does not assert or claim any ownership or rights regarding these CVs.
NewsCodes is ...... the brand name for IPTC's controlled vocabularies/taxonomies.
Go and see the group ofDescriptive NewsCodes
NewsML 1 NewsCodes
Photo Metadata NewsCodes
A controlled vocabulary
... or taxonomy or scheme is a set of terms to express a facet of news content. Facets could be e.g. the subject, the genre, the urgency etc. A controlled vocabulary could be a flat list of terms or a hierarchical structure. In the context of the G2-Standards a vocabulary is called a 'scheme'.