This post is about an unusual, but very useful, aspect of the Schema.org vocabulary — the Role type.
Google announced yesterday that it is the end of the line for Freebase – will this be good for Wikidata?
Two, on the surface, totally unconnected posts – yet the the same message. Well that’s how they seem to me anyway.
Post 1 – The Problem With Wikidata from Mark Graham writing in the Atlantic. Post 2 – Danbri has moved on – should we follow? by a former colleague Phil Archer.
One of the more eagerly awaited presentations at the Semantic Tech & Business Conference in Berlin today was a late addition to the program from Denny Vrandecic. With the prominence of Dbpedia in the Linked Open Data Cloud, anything new from Wikipedia with data in it was bound to attract attention, and we were not disappointed. Denny started by telling us that from March he would be moving to Berlin to work for the Wikimedia Foundation on WikiData. He then went on to explain that the rich Wikipedia resource may have much of the world’s information but does not have …