Metaweb/Freebase
     27 August 2009
Bios
What is Metaweb?

• Technology company based in San Francisco

• 60 person team of engineers and software developers

• We...
What is Freebase?

• An database of “topics” - practical things like people, places,
  business, movies, books, etc.

• A ...
Who is currently using Freebase?
Launched:
Startups
The Freebase platform

• Programmer APIs - MQL, media services, geo-queries,
  webpage templating


• “Graph” data store -...
Freebase Data
8.4 million entities (“topics”)
John Krasinski
Person, Actor
The Office (US)
TV Program




                 stars in




                            John Krasinski
                   ...
The Office (US)                                   Leatherheads
TV Program                                       Film




  ...
The Office (US)                                       Leatherheads
TV Program                                           Fil...
Sources of topic data

• Wikipedia

• Open sources (Musicbrainz, OpenLibrary, Netflix, etc.)

• Companies (Microsoft, WSJ, ...
100K transactions a day
100K transactions a day
      no problem
> 100K transactions
> 100K transactions
     talk to us
Freebase Features
Freebase data in apps
Freebase suggest for search
Related topics
Web links
imdb.com                                          en.wikipedia.org
/nm1150362                                   ...
Store your own application data
Quality management
Data “games”
ACRE development
  environment
WSJ Widget
Other cool apps
Popstra
Freebase cubed
Industry Browser
Wealth of free data
Free high-performance
 feature-rich platform
Community of users sharing
   data and software
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009
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  • NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009

    1. 1. Metaweb/Freebase 27 August 2009
    2. 2. Bios
    3. 3. What is Metaweb? • Technology company based in San Francisco • 60 person team of engineers and software developers • Well funded, long term outlook • Focused on Freebase.com
    4. 4. What is Freebase? • An database of “topics” - practical things like people, places, business, movies, books, etc. • A platform for building web applications with this data • A community of users and companies, adding and grooming data
    5. 5. Who is currently using Freebase?
    6. 6. Launched:
    7. 7. Startups
    8. 8. The Freebase platform • Programmer APIs - MQL, media services, geo-queries, webpage templating • “Graph” data store - in memory; highly-scaleable • Extensive caching for additional scaling and performance
    9. 9. Freebase Data
    10. 10. 8.4 million entities (“topics”)
    11. 11. John Krasinski Person, Actor
    12. 12. The Office (US) TV Program stars in John Krasinski Person, Actor
    13. 13. The Office (US) Leatherheads TV Program Film stars in starred in John Krasinski Person, Actor
    14. 14. The Office (US) Leatherheads TV Program Film stars in starred in John Krasinski Person, Actor attended Brown University College/university
    15. 15. Sources of topic data • Wikipedia • Open sources (Musicbrainz, OpenLibrary, Netflix, etc.) • Companies (Microsoft, WSJ, Juggle, Popstra) • Freebase community
    16. 16. 100K transactions a day
    17. 17. 100K transactions a day no problem
    18. 18. > 100K transactions
    19. 19. > 100K transactions talk to us
    20. 20. Freebase Features
    21. 21. Freebase data in apps
    22. 22. Freebase suggest for search
    23. 23. Related topics
    24. 24. Web links imdb.com en.wikipedia.org /nm1150362 /john_krasinski John Krasinski Person, Actor ew.com people.com /ew/article/0,,476450,00.html /people/john_krasinski
    25. 25. Store your own application data
    26. 26. Quality management
    27. 27. Data “games”
    28. 28. ACRE development environment
    29. 29. WSJ Widget
    30. 30. Other cool apps
    31. 31. Popstra
    32. 32. Freebase cubed
    33. 33. Industry Browser
    34. 34. Wealth of free data
    35. 35. Free high-performance feature-rich platform
    36. 36. Community of users sharing data and software
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