On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Fabian M. Suchanek
Dear Wikidata team,
I am writing on behalf of the YAGO team at the Max Planck Institute
for Informatics in Saarbruecken . We have heard about the Wikidata
project, and we are very excited to learn that you aim to launch a
free knowledge base in the spirit of Wikipedia.
We would like to get in touch with you -- also to see whether or how
we could help on the long run. Let me briefly tell you what we have on
our side: As you might know, YAGO is knowledge graph that has been
extracted automatically from the infoboxes and categories of
Wikipedia. We have evaluated YAGO manually and achieved a precision of
95%, meaning that statistically speaking, only 5 out of 100 statements
in the knowledge graph are extracted wrongly. We also have a link of
the Wikicategories to the WordNet taxonomy (again with 95% precision),
and type checking methods for the extracted statements. Should these
things ever be useful to you, we would be happy to help.
Great to hear.
I will be at the WWW conference next week. In case
some of you are
there, too, I'd be happy to get in touch to learn more about your
Denny Vrandečić will be there for Wikidata.
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
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