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Start-Up Aims for Database to Automate Web Searching
“like a system for building the synapses for the global brain” Tim O’Reilly
phranque




msg:3276408
 11:24 am on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

from ny times [nytimes.com]:
A new company founded by a longtime technologist is setting out to create a vast public database intended to be read by computers rather than people, paving the way for a more automated Internet in which machines will routinely share information.

The company, Metaweb Technologies, is led by Danny Hillis, whose background includes a stint at Walt Disney Imagineering and who has long championed the idea of intelligent machines.

He says his latest effort, to be announced Friday, will help develop a realm frequently described as the “semantic Web” — a set of services that will give rise to software agents that automate many functions now performed manually in front of a Web browser.

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(I)n the Metaweb database, to be named Freebase, information will be structured to make it possible for software programs to discern relationships and even meaning.

"weaving the web"?

 

runarb




msg:3276598
 2:59 pm on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Freebase isent necessary the best of names.

When used as a verb, it refers to smoking freebase cocaine, crack cocaine, or heroin.

- [en.wikipedia.org...]

bakedjake




msg:3276599
 3:00 pm on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yeah, no kidding. :-) I should start a social networking site called orgy.

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