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Re: Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 10:23:05 -0400
Message-ID: <4FB509C9.9010309@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 5/17/12 10:06 AM, Barry Norton wrote:
> On 16/05/2012 23:55, Bernard Vatant wrote:
>> Kingsley says they have Freebase, yes but Freebase stores only 22 
>> million entities according to their own stats, which makes less than 
>> 5% of the overall figure, since Google claims 500 million nodes in 
>> the Knowledge Graph, and growing.  So I guess they have also DBpedia 
>> and VIAF and Geonames and you name it ... whatever open and 
>> structured they can put their hands on. Linked data stuff whatever 
>> the format.
> Hmmm, don't forget this claim from the same SVP earlier (thanks to Dan 
> Brickley for pointing it out privately when the new story hit... via 
> the Daily Mail!... a few days ago):
> "In 2010, we acquired Freebase, an open-source knowledge graph, and in 
> the time since we've grown it from 12 million interconnected entities 
> and attributes to over 200 million."
> https://plus.google.com/115744399689614835150/posts/3vLRVL7C4QS
> I'm not so sure that the Knowledge Graph (tm) (keep out) (trespassers 
> will be prosecuted) is so different from Freebase (yes, plus Geonames, 
> etc.)
> Barry
Yes,  that plus many other LOD cloud data sources. As a data farmer, its 
quite easy to know who comes by the farm etc.. Google has been visiting 
actively since the inception of DBpedia, LOD etc..

It's a webby game of chess :-)



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