poor object resolution defeats the point of the Semantic Web
DBpedia is an example of what I call a "generic database", that is, a database that models concepts that are in people's shared consciousness. The schema.org vocabulary covers this space; some other generic databases are Freebase and Wikidata.
DBpedia is popular because of its . . .
You can't improve what you can't measure.
I this article, asking "What is your assessment of today's enterprise search industry?" I thought I'd chip in.
What's done right
Today's Enterprise Search products have effective answers for content ingestion and and query performance.
Any product that is successful at all has an . . .
Fictional Characters in DBpedia, Freebase and other Generic Databases
This is based on a response to a person who was looking at a record for the D.C. comics character named Superman in :BaseKB, which is derived from Freebase
What I see in Freebase right now (June 2014)
doesn't contain anything that strikes me as wrong, . . .
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I just got the Complete Edition of :BaseKB approved at the AWS marketplace
which contains all of the valid and useful facts from [Freebase](http://www.freebase.com/
This product contains . . .
"Now that was easy!"
One of my favorite Linked Data products was Kasabi, championed by Leigh Dodds. Kasabi was a platform that let people upload RDF files to a web site and publish them in a SPARQL 1.1 endpoint. Free data could be published for free, and there were plans to let people sell access to data to others.
It was a . . .
to make the revenue fit the expense
Past as prelude
The early 2000's were a heady time in the library world. Granting agencies were in love with "digital libraries", and you could get $40,000 just like that to put a cool stuff from the archive online or directly help departments with their academic missions.
It's not that expensive . . .