A Platform for Scalable, Collaborative, Structured Information Integration

Kurt Bollacker, Patrick Tufts, Tomi Pierce, Robert Cook

Freebase is as collaboratively created and edited database of general, structured information intended for broad public use. It is designed to scale to a large number and diversity of users and data. Both an AJAX/Web based user interface and an HTTP/JSON based API are provided to allow use by and collaboration between both humans and software. In particular, these interfaces allow for an ``emergent workflow'' of collaborative, distributed data structuring and entity reconciliation, even if individual users are not intentionally cooperating in such information integration tasks.

Subjects: 2. Architectures; 11.2 Ontologies

Submitted: May 15, 2007

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