Hi Tom, all,
I'm going to assume that the lack of answer to
this question over the last
four months, the lack of updates on the project, and the fact no one is even
bothering to respond to issues means that this project is dead and
abandoned. That's pretty sad. For an internship, it sounds like a cool
project and a decent result. As an actual serious attempt to make productive
use of the Freebase data, it's a weak, half-hearted effort by Google.
You have a very fair point and I apologize for our silence. Thomas
P.-T. was working on this full-time during his internship, all other
project members based on Google's famous-infamous (1)20% time
agreement. Not as an excuse, but as an explanation. I have started
triaging, assigning, and working on issues yesterday, and plan to do
more work in the coming days.
Is there any interest in the Wikidata community for
making use of the
Freebase data now that Google has abandoned their effort, or is there too
much negative sentiment against it to make it worth the effort?
Please see Marco Fossati's email and my explanations from above.
p.s. I'm surprised that none of the stuff
mentioned below is addressed in
the paper. Was it already submitted by the beginning of October?
This is the fact indeed, it was initially submitted to the WWW
Research Track (http://www2016.ca/calls-for-papers/call-for-research-papers.html
and then re-routed to the Industry Track.
Dr. Thomas Steiner, Employee (blog.tomayac.com
Google Germany GmbH, ABC-Str. 19, 20354 Hamburg
Geschäftsführer: Matthew Scott Sucherman, Paul Terence Manicle
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