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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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How can I get my company page on right side of google search like hp, ibm etc. I have read it's a part of knowledge graph. I just want simple method to get it. If somebody knows, please assist me to get it.
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From 0 to hero with Cayley in 1m 48sec.
Here's a quick screencast I recorded to help you query a subset of +Freebase with Cayley, an open source graph database written in #golang .
If you enjoy the video, check out more examples from our #lodlam (http://lodlam.net/) #semtechbiz  workshop here: http://goo.gl/WTxgIw. 
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+Freebase when ever I try to "create a new account" on freebase I pick a "username" and I always get the same response no matter what name I place in (no spaces lower case) - "Account is already connected to a Freebase user."  what do I need to do to create an freebase account? 
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+Denny Vrandečić has built qLabel; an open source JavaScript library that looks up and displays the labels of entities marked-up in a Web site in the language of the user viewing it. Every entity is marked up with a URI, which is then used to look up the labels in the requested language. You can use any URI that supports look-up using Linked Data standards, in particular +Freebase and Wikidata but you can also publish your own set of entities and labels as RDF or JSON-LD and use them — and at the same time release them to the Semantic Web!

Blog post: http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2014/04/qlabel-multilingual-content-without.html
Documentation: http://googleknowledge.github.io/qlabel/
Source Code: https://github.com/googleknowledge/qlabel/
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While you can download the Freebase Data Dumps in N-triples RDF format at https://developers.google.com/freebase/data many developers find them a bit intimidating due to their large size (250GB+ uncompressed) and format. We’d like to help. In this pilot “Making Sense of The Graph”   #GDL  episode,  +Jarek Wilkiewicz  and +Dan Brickley  introduce you to a simple way to experiment with Freebase RDF Data Dumps with SPARQL and  +OpenLink Software  Virtuoso by using a pre-packaged distribution created by  +Sindicetech LTD. You can find the  +Google Cloud Platform  GCE image and instructions at: 
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sindicetech-freebase and more information at http://www.sindicetech.com/freebase.  
Please let us know what you think and please suggest topics for future “Making Sense of The Graph” episodes you’d like to see us cover. 

#freebase   #googlecloudplatform   #rdf   
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Seevl has built a recommendation engine for obscure hipster bands you've probably never heard of.
 
Yes, #Freebase  data can be used to hipster-ify yourself, give a try at our hack from this week-end :-)

http://hipster.seevl.fm - build via the +seevl API, using data from +Freebase +Wikipedia +MusicBrainz and more
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If you've ever wondered how Google determines which data to trust in Freebase, this research paper gives a rare glimpse into one of the algorithms used to estimate the quality of individual contributions.

Paper: http://www.ipeirotis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wsdm2014-cqual1.pdf
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Great posts guys but I have a question. Does anybody know how google treats websites that uses free base content? We all know that Google is big on sites with original content but in the case of free base, I'm not sure what the intent is. Thoughts anyone?
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Tomas Mikolov, +Ilya Sutskever+Kai Chen  +Greg Corrado and +Jeff Dean recently demonstrated at the NIPS conference how they are using deep learning to cluster semantically related terms together.

Slide deck: http://goo.gl/j234Px
Paper: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1310.4546.pdf

One of the results of their research is a dataset of 1.4 million entity vectors using Freebase IDs to model real-world entities: https://code.google.com/p/word2vec/#Pre-trained_entity_vectors_with_Freebase_naming

Using this dataset you can easily compute the similarity between any of the 1.4 million entities based on how they were used in a 100 billion word corpus of news articles. You can also look up an entity and see which other entities are the most semantically related to it.
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interesting that there are not active verbs - ie. falling, drawing, etc.
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+Shawn Simister and I had an opportunity to run a  +Freebase  workshop at +SemanticWeb.com #SemTechBiz conference in San Jose, CA this week as a part of the  #LODLAM  training day. You can find the workshop deck here: http://goo.gl/WTxgIw.
The exercises focus on using the +Freebase RDF data dump with the open source Cayley graph database (https://github.com/google/cayley) and BigQuery (https://developers.google.com/bigquery). We also show how one can perform Freebase data joins with Wikipedia logs and gain some insight :) 
Code snippets are in the speaker notes so you can quickly copy, paste and run them. It was a lot of fun for us and I hope you'll find this workshop enjoyable, too! Please let us know if any of the steps are not clear so we can improve the instructions. 
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Seevl is opening up their music recommendation engine to developers through a JSON-LD API.
Today another music startup is throwing its hat into the music meta-data ring. Dublin-based Seevl has released an API for developers to let them easily add..
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Highly contextual apps rely on a having good quality background knowledge about the real world. Combining Freebase data with Android Wear could help users get  the right information at the right time about the entities that they care about.
 
I am working on an Android Wear codelab. I tried the RecipeAssistant example and it works perfect. Now I am adding additional features using +Freebase  and +YouTube  APIs.
I will give this codelab next April 10, in an event organized by the +GDG Santa Fe , and after that I will release the code of the project and codelab slides.
#gde #youtube #freebase   #techtalk   #opensourcecode
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Research using Freebase data grew again in 2013. We cataloged 68 new papers (versus 59 in 2012) in our +Mendeley group (http://goo.gl/qhLOq).

Trending topics of research for 2013 included natural language processing (11 papers), relation extraction (10) and entity linking (6). Linked data (6) and RDF (3) continued to rank highly as they did in 2012.

If you're working on a research project that touches on any of these topics you should take a look at the Freebase RDF data dump (https://developers.google.com/freebase/data). Its free with attribution and contains high-quality, structured data about 42M+ real-world entities.
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Hello, I got a question. 
¿How can I conect my website whit freebase?
I am put the microdata extraction info and them what I have to do?
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Have you ever wanted to show real-world entities as cards on a map the way the new Google Maps interface does? Make sure to check out this short video from +Josh Livni and +Ewa Gasperowicz where they show how you can combine the Freebase APIs with the +Google Maps API in your web app.

Live demo: http://googleknowledge.github.io/FreebaseMaps/
Source code: https://github.com/googleknowledge/FreebaseMaps
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Submitted a pull request to fix a minor bug https://github.com/googleknowledge/FreebaseMaps/pull/5
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