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Freebase is a open database of things that exist in the world: things like people, places, songs and television shows. As of the January 2009 dump, Freebase contained about 241 million facts, and it’s growing all the time. You can browse it via the web and even edit it, much like Wikipedia. Freebase also has an API that lets programs add data and make queries using a language called MQL. Freebase is complementary to DBpedia and other sources of information. Although it takes a different approach to the semantic web than systems based on RDF standards, it interoperates with them via linked data.
The January 2009 Freebase dump is about 500 MB in size. Insi