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Freebase is a collaborative project that imports structured data from a variety of sources on the web.

Overview

Freebase is a collaborative project that imports structured data from a variety of sources on the web, including Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and the Stanford University Library. Freebase currently contains information about 20 million topics, or entities, and its data is available for reuse under CC Attribution.

The New York Times covered Freebase's launch in 2007, which is when they also started using CC licensing.

You can find out more about Freebase at their wiki.

License Usage

Freebase data is available for reuse under CC Attribution. Freebase makes it easy for users to attribute them by copying and pasting a simple html code: http://www.freebase.com/policies/attribution.

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Impact

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Technical Details

See Freebase's attribution policy.

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