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My presentation at the NY Semantic Web Meetup on 27 Aug 2009.

My presentation at the NY Semantic Web Meetup on 27 Aug 2009.

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NY Semantic Web Meetup 27 Aug 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Metaweb/Freebase 27 August 2009
  • 2. Bios
  • 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. 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. Who is currently using Freebase?
  • 6. Launched:
  • 7. Startups
  • 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. Freebase Data
  • 10. 8.4 million entities (“topics”)
  • 11. John Krasinski Person, Actor
  • 12. The Office (US) TV Program stars in John Krasinski Person, Actor
  • 13. The Office (US) Leatherheads TV Program Film stars in starred in John Krasinski Person, Actor
  • 14. The Office (US) Leatherheads TV Program Film stars in starred in John Krasinski Person, Actor attended Brown University College/university
  • 15. Sources of topic data • Wikipedia • Open sources (Musicbrainz, OpenLibrary, Netflix, etc.) • Companies (Microsoft, WSJ, Juggle, Popstra) • Freebase community
  • 16. 100K transactions a day
  • 17. 100K transactions a day no problem
  • 18. > 100K transactions
  • 19. > 100K transactions talk to us
  • 20. Freebase Features
  • 21. Freebase data in apps
  • 22. Freebase suggest for search
  • 23. Related topics
  • 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. Store your own application data
  • 26. Quality management
  • 27. Data “games”
  • 28. ACRE development environment
  • 29. WSJ Widget
  • 30. Other cool apps
  • 31. Popstra
  • 32. Freebase cubed
  • 33. Industry Browser
  • 34. Wealth of free data
  • 35. Free high-performance feature-rich platform
  • 36. Community of users sharing data and software