Building notes, projects, and occasional rants

Working with Wikipedia data

The good people at Freebase launched WEX, a Wikipedia Extraction tool, and made their exported data downloadable.

This allows you to use our usual text, XML or even SQL processing tools to analyze Wikipedia entries.

I mention this because the FreeBase project is one of the most interesting thing happening in the online knowledge space. If you haven't noticed, this project is building a huge structure data repository, open and extremely linked, with strong meta-data.

You should check it out.