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A design win for :BaseKB

Paul Houle

Creator of database animals and bayesian brains

November 21, 2013

Linernotes Screenshot

People ask me all the time "What kind of applications can be built with :BaseKB?" Linernotes.com is a great example.

I met George London at a conference last year, just after I'd published the the original :BaseKB, and he'd told me that he'd successfully loaded :BaseKB Lite, which contains objects that exist both in . . .

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The Need For Speed

Perfect alignment of strategy, process and tools

Paul Houle

Creator of database animals and bayesian brains

November 18, 2013

The business case for speed

Race car with corporate logos

Image credit: lincolnblues

I talk about speed in two senses in this article: (1) the pace of software development, and (2) the speed of software as experienced. I do that, because in modern intelligent systems, quite a bit of data science goes into the end product, and the speed of the science tools determines the . . .

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Friends Don't Let Friends Use Eclipse

IntelliJ Idea Improves Quality Of Life For Java Programmers

Paul Houle

Creator of database animals and bayesian brains

November 12, 2013

The problem

Although it's still rare for management to get it, programmers know that programmers should get the latest and greatest hardware. The case is clear: at a lowball price of $70,000 a year, even a %1 speedup is worth $700 a year.

Developers, however, have a way of sticking with substandard software out of inertia -- afraid of the . . .

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:BaseKB Now Now Generally Available

Automated Processing of RDF Data Now Easier than ever in the Cloud

Paul Houle

Creator of database animals and bayesian brains

October 24, 2013

:BaseKB Now

After extended work, :BaseKB Now has been productized and is being produced on a regular weekly schedule.

:BaseKB Now is an extract of Freebase data processed by the Infovore framework. Like other large RDF data sets, Freebase contains ill-formed, invalid, and repetitive triples. :BaseKB Now divides Freebase into a stream of rejected facts . . .

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