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Google Acquires Metaweb

eldavojohn (898314) writes | more than 4 years ago

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eldavojohn writes "A startup called Metaweb (looks like an ontological entity-based approach to Web 2.0 tagging) has been acquired by Google. You can find out what they're about from a super marketing fluff video they put together. The neat thing about Metaweb is that the database of entities it has is free. Will Google be able to make Metaweb work on their omniscient scale or was this just Google making sure a startup doesn't become yet another player in search?"
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A huge step for web search (1)

IAmGarethAdams (990037) | more than 4 years ago | (#32930350)

I've been using Freebase integrations on a couple of sites, and the possibilities Freebase already offers for rich metadata integration is HUGE.

For example, a couple of their simple API samples are a list of Police songs from the Synchronicity album, ordered by track length [] , or Graduates of Stanford born since 1960 who are board members of companies []

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