- Bing Knowledge Graph gets better: Satori gets associated talks, place/people relationships, natural language question answering, and factual information for scientific concepts, historic events, animals, universities, and apps and software.
- Also, Google added automobile information to its Knowledge Graph last week.
- The IMDB (not so) secret Stats page provides various stats about IMDB’s content: 2,7M titles, 5,6M persons, etc.
- Interesting list of Google Research’s annotated datasets useful for information extraction and content understanding.
- Proposal from Sebastiano Vigna to distribute a graph of Wikipedia hyperlinks and category links in the WebGraph format.
- Following legal disputes, CrunchBase’s data switches to a CC-BY-NC 4.0 license.
- Yann LeCun joins Facebook to head its AI Lab while Facebook and NYU partner on data science, machine learning and AI. Announcement here.
- W3C launched a new “Data Activity”, which focuses on data on the Web and subsumes and expands the Semantic Web Activity. Details here.
- Social data provider Datasift launches VEDO, a “data-science-as-a-service” platform for social data.
- Google Maps Engine’s Public Data Program now lets organizations display their map on Google Maps as a new layer.
- How to analyze 100 million images for $624 with open source Hadoop, HIPI, and OpenCV projects, by Pete Warden for O’Reilly.
- Graph database Neo4J 2.0 is finally GA.
- BayesDB, a Bayesian DBMS from MIT.