Generic databases, such as DBpedia and Freebase, document concepts that people think, speak and write about. With rich knowledge of many specific things, they are complimentary to the top-down approach to the commonsense domain taken by Cyc and SUMO.
Next-generation web sites, user interfaces, IR, text analysis and text synthesis systems will depend on high-quality, curated, commonsense knowledge. Infovore, our open source ETL platform, uses parallel processing to purify and transform data at a rate orders of magnitude faster than conventional RDF tools.
:BaseKB, our tool for accessing Freebase data in RDF makes it possible to query Freebase data with simple SPARQL queries. The Ookaboo RDF Dump contains metadata for nearly 950,000 photos of more than 500,000 linked data concepts -- the Oookaboo RDF dump can be used in conjunction with :BaseKB, Freebase, or DBpedia.
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