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Re: Freebase Gridworks 1.0 released [Was: Nice Data Cleansing Tool Demo]

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 11:40:11 -0400
Message-ID: <4BE828DB.9050808@openlinksw.com>
To: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
CC: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
David Huynh wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> We're happy to announce that Freebase Gridworks 1.0 is now available 
> for download, and it is also released as open source software:
>
>     Download, documentation, code, bugs:
>     http://code.google.com/p/freebase-gridworks/
>
>     Mailing list:
>     http://groups.google.com/group/freebase-gridworks
>
> Gridworks is a power tool that allows you to load data, understand it, 
> clean it up, reconcile it internally, augment it with data coming from 
> Freebase, and optionally contribute your data to Freebase for others 
> to use.
>
> If you have seen the screencasts mentioned earlier [1], i.e.,
>
>    Introduction: http://vimeo.com/10081183
>    Faceting: http://vimeo.com/10287824
>
> please know that there have been significant changes made to the 
> software from the feedback of our alpha testers. The most important 
> changes are the ability to add data from Freebase into your data sets, 
> and the ability to load your data into Freebase (sandbox only for 
> now). Data loads through Gridworks can be tracked here
>
>     http://gridworks-loads.freebaseapps.com/
>
> Please try out Gridworks and join us on the mailing list mentioned 
> above for discussion!
>
> David
>
> [1] 
> http://lists.freebase.com/pipermail/freebase-discuss/2010-March/000860.html
>
>
>
> On Mar/28/10 8:31 am, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> All,
>>
>> A very nice data cleansing tool from David and Co. at Freebase.
>>
>> CSVs are clearly the dominant data format in the structured open data 
>> realm. This tool deals with ETL very well. Of course, for those who 
>> appreciate OWL, a lot of what's demonstrated in this demo is also 
>> achievable via "context rules". Bottom line (imho), nice tool that 
>> will only aid improving Web of Linked Data quality at the data set 
>> production stage.
>>
>> Links:
>>
>> 1. http://vimeo.com/10081183 -- Freebase Gridworks
>>
>

Wow!!

Great job David and Stefan!

-- 

Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     
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Received on Monday, 10 May 2010 15:40:44 UTC

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