When 2 Billion Freebase Facts is Not Enough
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  Jarek Wilkiewicz   Jarek Wilkiewicz
Knowledge Developer Advocate
  Shawn Simister   Shawn Simister


Thursday, August 21, 2014
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

Freebase is a free and open knowledge graph with millions of entities (people, places, and things) and over 2 billion facts. Sometimes this is not enough. An interesting set of innovative applications use a subset of Freebase and integrate it with additional open, as well as proprietary, data sources. In this session we’ll show you how you can combine the Freebase N-Triples RDF data dump with your own dataset. We will focus on practical examples such as building recommendation systems and constructing topic tables, using readily available graph tools and the Google Cloud Platform. By the end of our session you’ll learn how to merge and map-reduce large graphs like a pro.

Jarek is a Knowledge Developer Advocate at Google and his focus is to help developers make their apps smarter. Prior to joining Google, Jarek was the Head of Engineering and Chief Product Architect at Hewlett-Packard’s Mobility Software and Solutions group managing a team of 100 engineers spread across three countries (US, UK and China). Before HP, Jarek worked on building complex communications systems at BEA Systems (WebLogic SIP Server and JSR-289), Mahi Networks, Alcatel and Celcore. Jarek has a BS in Computer Science with concentration on AI from The University of Memphis and Master's degree in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Shawn is a Developer Programs Engineer working with the Knowledge team in Mountain View. He has been a contributor to Freebase since it started in 2007 and works with startups, developers, and open data enthusiasts to help them build smart applications using Google's Knowledge Graph and structured data from Schema.org.

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