Freebase

written by Jan on May 6th, 2007 @ 03:56 PM

Yesterday I was at Barcamp Brussels 3, and I enjoyed it a lot, it was a lot of fun and I met a lot of cool new people, and also the familiar faces. I also saw some very interesting presentations about MySQL Cluster, Symfony, and a very interesting presentation of Will on Freebase.

Freebase is, according to the site, a structured, searchable, writeable and editable database built by a community of contributors, and open to everyone. From what I’ve picked up from Will’s presentation its a bit like Wikipedia, but the data is structured, which is great. One of the coolest things I’ve seen about it is its ability to be queried by JSON. So I can actually ‘Look for actors from Ghent who were born between 1980 and 1999’. Which is just GREAT! I really love the idea. Thats why I’m calling out to all early adopters who are in this project, I want an invite! freebase at defv.be is the address to send it to. I’d love to start making mashups and stuff. I really want to play with it :-)



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  • Bert on 06 May 18:44

    I want also an invite! the faster the better!

  • Wayne on 10 May 17:29

    Are you still looking for an invite? I just got 5 and can send you one.

    Wayne

  • Jan on 11 May 11:12

    Thanks Wayne, But I already got one from the kind people of metaweb.

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