Freebase is definitely a nice and powerful application. It is different from Wikipedia though it is based on wikis because it maintains structured data. However, the Freebase interface seems to be quite overwhelming for the casual users. Wikipedia looks rather simple and easy to use. StYLiD is also based on similar idea as Freebase – enabling the users to create structured data. However, StYLiD is a lightweight application towards structured information sharing and not at all intended to be another world’s database (surely I cannot handle that). StYLiD is more like a blog for dynamic information sharing rather than a wiki. Moreover, StYLiD tries to consolidate multiple definitions by different users for the same type and produce richer and evolving conceptualizations. Freebase is cool and it will be interesting to see how people structure information. I am also trying to analyze user-defined types in Freebase and how they can be combined. Thanks to the Freebase API 😉
Archive for web 3.0
The combination of user participation if Web 2.0 with the vision of the Semantic Web is hot area now. I am also trying to contribute something in this area. Some call this practical direction Web 3.0. I see the name Web 3G now – The Third Generation of the Web 🙂 Anyway, I believe that the Web is really going to advance a lot.
This is an interesting and useful article showcasing 10 “Semantic applications” .. not necessarily Semantic Web applications.
Nice tips. May be useful to me if I want to launch a Web 2.0 or 3.0 (or whatever) startup 🙂