Freebase Gridworks: The Data Curation Tool
by Deepak Singh
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 07:18 AM EDT
I found out about Freebase Gridworks through a post by Jon Udell. In the post, Jon refers to two screencasts on this yet unreleased product. In the Freebase blog post, they quote the announcement from the mailing list. The important bits
Jon adds to this after seeing the screencasts
I am sure Mr. Saunders would agree that a lot o the data that informaticians get from their collaborators is a mess. Would a system like this, which uses a shared substrate, and faceted actions on imported data with real time updates and reporting, work for data cleanup and reconciliation, or is our data not quite that messy. If nothing else, I think curation tools would really benefit from such an approach (it’s definitely seen in some commercial solutions out there). Check out the screencasts and let me know what you think.
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