Courtesy announcement: Google Knowledge Graph, Freebase, and OpenRefine features

From: David B.
Sent on: Friday, September 6, 2013 10:01 AM

Forwarding, as this event is likely to be of interest to this group.

> Hi David
>
> I'm a member of your meetup and attend about half the meetings.
>
> I co-organize the Google Developers Group in Boston with Tom Morris.
>
> We have an event that I think would be of interest to the many Semantic
> Web members. on September 12 Google Knowledge Graph, Freebase, &
> OpenRefine <http://www.meetup.com/gdg-boston/events/137153752/>. Shawn
> Simister will be giving the talk.
>
> Would you please send an email to the meetup list?
>
> Here is a summary :
>
> On September 12 Google engineer Shawn Simister will give a talk about
> Knowledger Graph, Freebase and Open Refine. More details are below. If
> you are interested in attending, please register
> <http://www.meetup.com/gdg-boston/events/137153752/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1>.
>
> Freebase is the open core of Google's Knowledge Graph. It contains 1.9
> billion facts about more than 40 million topics.  Googler Shawn Simister
> will talk about the Knowledge Graph, Freebase, and the related APIs.
>
> The Freebase APIs help developers enhance their applications so they
> better understand the people, places and things users care about. He'll
> dig into code samples and show how to enhance your application with
> Knowledge Graph data.
>
> Shawn will also discuss recent improvements he made to the massive bulk
> RDF data dump of all Freebase data which Google makes available on a
> weekly basis.
>
> OpenRefine (ex-Google Refine) is a free open source tool which can be
> used to reconcile (ie match) your data against Freebase and extended it
> with the information it contains.  Project lead Tom Morris will give a
> brief overview of the OpenRefine features which are related to Freebase.
>
> ================
>
> Thanks for your consideration.
>
> See you next week.
>
> Best
> steven max patterson <[address removed]>

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