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 support for RDF standards, simple . . .
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 answer for content ingestion. . . .
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, but there is a
split discussion . . .
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which contains all of the valid and useful facts from [Freebase](http://www.freebase.com/
This product contains about twice as much data as the . . .
"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 nice idea and a beautiful . . .
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 to maintain a digital . . .