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The Unofficial :BaseKB Browsing Interface

(It pays to look at your Twitter stream)

Paul HouleCreator of database animals and bayesian brains
September 17, 2014

Kingsley Idehen

I was launching yet another site and I was looking for a place to (visually) link :BaseKB identifiers to. I could have linked them to Freebase, but I wanted something that was RDF native.

Well, I did some searching on my twitter feed and found an tweet from the irrepressible Kingsley Idehen and discovered that he'd built a browsing . . .

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Identifiers in Freebase

... how they look from RDF

Paul HouleCreator of database animals and bayesian brains
September 16, 2014

Prelude

Most Linked Data sets represent links to the outside world in a format like

:internalResource owl:sameAs external:thatResource .

where owl:sameAs could be replaced by some other predicate which is not so problematic in its definition. When data is linked so, you have many options for integration, such as loading everything into the same . . .

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Announcing Legal Entity Identifier Search

Yet Another New Site

Paul HouleCreator of database animals and bayesian brains
August 25, 2014

I'd like to announce a new site for looking up Legal Entity Indentifiers.

Silvrback blog image

this is the first consumer-facing site I've done in a while. It's a simple site right now, but I made an effort to make the site insanely fast by implementing the SPDY protocol and taking advantage of new developments in AWS that can give close to bare metal . . .

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Compound Value Types in RDF

... like blank nodes, just not blank

Paul HouleCreator of database animals and bayesian brains
July 29, 2014

Prelude

Paper tables

Most facts can be expressed as a single triple of the form

:subject :predicate :object .

for instance,

:Colorado :partOf :United_States .

On the other thing, some relationships fundamentally involve more than one thing and some variables change rapidly as a function of time, and in those cases we extend the triple model by adding an extra . . .

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How to introspect the Freebase schema with SPARQL

... as well as other RDF databases

Paul HouleCreator of database animals and bayesian brains
July 23, 2014

Prelude

Cat/mirror

This post is a followup to How to write SPARQL queries against Freebase data and is part of a series. Subscribe to the RSS feed and to the :BaseKB mailing list for future episodes.

The data set I'm using is the 2014-03-02 edition of :BaseKB Gold. You can download this via Bittorrent and load it into any standard-complaint triple . . .

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How to write SPARQL queries against Freebase data

:BaseKB unleashed

Paul HouleCreator of database animals and bayesian brains
July 17, 2014

Overview

U-2

Freebase RDF data is clean and well-organized, so it can be straightforward to write queries if you understand how. Although a "cookbook" on the subject doesn't yet exist, this post describes the minimum you need to know to write SPARQL queries against Freebase data.

What to load

Forklift

Although it is possible to load Freebase . . .

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Cisco Routers in the AWS Cloud

Hardware company finds Software is a "better business"

Paul HouleCreator of database animals and bayesian brains
July 15, 2014

AWS Summit 2014

Summit Stage

One of the reasons I went to the AWS Summit was to discover success stories for vendors in the AWS Marketplace, and I was not disappointed. In one presentation, a representative Cisco gave a talk about the CSR1000v cloud router, which they claim has sold over 400 licenses to date. If those licenses were all in use 24/7, this . . .

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