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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Semantic Web Application Freebase

The semantic Web, aka Web 3.0, leads to an application called Freebase via AI and hardware luminary Danny Hillis. Free, open structured data, with intelligent meta-tag links. Carr describes it:
" ... Artificial intelligence guru Danny Hillis has launched an early version of the first major Web 3.0 application. It's called Freebase, and its grandiose epistemological mission is right up there with those of Google and Wikipedia."We're trying," Hillis tells John Markoff of the New York Times, "to create the world's database, with all of the world's information." Alpha user Tim O'Reilly says that Freebase "appears to be a bastard child of wikipedia and the Open Directory Project" but that it's really "like a system for building the synapses for the global brain." ..."

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