[WikiEN-l] Bing Reference - Wikipedia and Freebase

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 21:36:06 UTC 2009


Bing is attempting to differentiate itself with a nicer "reference"
page. Wikipedia quote at the top. (We're famous enough now that I
could say "of course.")

The search up top says "Search Wikipedia". The thing that caught my
eye in the article (and the results) was it actually searches Freebase
as well!

I think Freebase is rather underappreciated, particularly amongst us
encyclopedia nerds ... it's sorta at a Wikipedia 2003/4 stage of
development. So it's nice to see Microsoft giving them some attention.

- d.

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