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NY Semantic Web Meetup 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

  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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