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so here's what i'm doing this summer.
front_yard - where is the semantic web, if it's not out in front of your own house.
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I'll be watching :)

(In case it's helpful to you...) I am very excited about Datomic and the emergence of Datomic-like things these days. For example: https://github.com/tonsky/datascript, https://github.com/dahjelle/pouch-datalog
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When we publicly launched Freebase back in 2007, we thought of it as a "Wikipedia for structured data." So it shouldn't be surprising that we've been closely watching the Wikimedia Foundation's project Wikidata[1] since it launched about two years ago. We believe strongly in a robust community-driven effort to collect and curate structured knowledge about the world, but we now think we can serve that goal best by supporting Wikidata -- they’re growing fast, have an active community, and are better-suited to lead an open collaborative knowledge base.

So we've decided to help transfer the data in Freebase to Wikidata, and in mid-2015 we’ll wind down the Freebase service as a standalone project. Freebase has also supported developer access to the data, so before we retire it, we’ll launch a new API for entity search powered by Google's Knowledge Graph.

Loading Freebase into Wikidata as-is wouldn't meet the Wikidata community's guidelines for citation and sourcing of facts -- while a significant portion of the facts in Freebase came from Wikipedia itself, those facts were attributed to Wikipedia and not the actual original non-Wikipedia sources. So we’ll be launching a tool for Wikidata community members to match Freebase assertions to potential citations from either Google Search or our Knowledge Vault[2], so these individual facts can then be properly loaded to Wikidata. 

We believe this is the best first step we can take toward becoming a constructive participant in the Wikidata community, but we’ll look to continually evolve our role to support the goal of a comprehensive open database of common knowledge that anyone can use.

Here are the important dates to know:

Before the end of March 2015
- We’ll launch a Wikidata import review tool
- We’ll announce a transition plan for the Freebase Search API & Suggest Widget to a Knowledge Graph-based solution

March 31, 2015
- Freebase as a service will become read-only
- The website will no longer accept edits 
- We’ll retire the MQL write API

June 30, 2015
- We’ll retire the Freebase website and APIs[3]
- The last Freebase data dump will remain available, but developers should check out the Wikidata dump[4]

The Knowledge Graph team at Google

[1] http://wikidata.org
[2] http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~nlao/publication/2014.kdd.pdf
[3] https://developers.google.com/freebase/v1/
[4] http://dumps.wikimedia.org/wikidatawiki/
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The Bering Strait is shorter than my dad's commute, and only a 6-hour sea-doo. this is a great story from 2012, although I don't recommend the reality tv show.
A team of American adventurers crossed the Bering Strait on Sea-Doo watercraft, only to land in a restricted military zone where they were detained by border agents.
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check out the new-tab page i made that shows what you've done on the internet
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pretty damn exciting day for state.com

come join the next big thing.
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+Spencer Kelly I just Stated my first.
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this is the best thing I've ever done, and is a fairly generous response to a pretty despicable problem
wtf_wikipedia - parse the loony wikipedia markup into sensible json, as best a boy can
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Out of habit, most TV monitors don't display the far edges of the screen -  and some well-meaning engineers have turned these screen-edge pixels into a lunatic metadata protocol.

Let this article foster your sympathy for semantic web infrastructure
Overscan is the term used to describe the situation when not all of a televised image is present on a viewing screen. It exists because television sets from the 1930s through the 1990s were highly variable in how the video image was positioned within the borders of the cathode ray tube (CRT) ...
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BEST AD OF THE YEAR has been awarded to State.com by.... Thad
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such an untapped resource, the freebase/wordnet combo is.

here is, i believe, the largest curated list of all 'ideas', ever.
https://www.freebase.com/m/0c0fxb0

maybe we can figure out how to evaluate them 
During WordNet development synsets are organized into forty-five lexicographer files based on syntactic category and logical groupings. [ - ]. During WordNet development synsets are organized into forty-five lexicographer files based on... [ + ]. Build Query · Add Topic · Documentation ...
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