I would like to extract the RICs for the headlines of an equity index. I used ek.get_news_headlines(".B2LTDIV", count=20, raw_output=False) which gives me the headlines, but no RICs. Can you please help? Many thanks.
@laturnus thanks for your question. You would need to use the get_news_story() API call which you pass the storyID field from the news headline call. In there you will find the RICs mentioned. Please see example below:
For Reuters News source you will see the RIC returned. However, we carry news from over 9000 sources so maybe not all may return RICs.
You can however use our Intelligent Tagging service to take any unstructured text and try to tag it with the entities that are mentioned within it. You can try the free version called Open Calais - which is mentioned on this page.
I have also written an article using the news APIs here that you might find useful.
I hope this can help.