26 March 2007

Robert Cook Freebasing at Etech


Robert Cook
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Today, Robert Cook gave a presentation and demo of Metaweb's Freebase at ETech. This was the first public presentation of Freebase. Robert talked about the many facets of Arnold Schwartzenegger (bodybuilder, actor, and politician) to illustrate how we reconcile topics in Freebase whenever possible. This is one of the things that makes us different from other on-line data stores.

Robert used our alpha server for the demo and showed a few examples of autocomplete and bidirectional linking. Esther and Tim then had questions about our philosophy of user-created data and the directions we might take as our community grows.