[Freebase-discuss] Guidelines for adding data?
will.merydith at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 16:19:27 UTC 2011
Philip, Tom, thanks for the detailed answers. I'll go play in the sandbox
now and make sure I understand this all correctly.
On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Tom Morris <tfmorris at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Will Merydith <will.merydith at gmail.com>
> > OK I'm less confused but still . . .
> > 1. Philip if I search for BoardGameGeek
> > (http://www.freebase.com/view/base/sameas/web_id) it has an authority
> > listed. Is this not the same as /user/pak21/board . . . ?
> This view http://www.freebase.com/inspect/base/sameas/web_id makes it
> clearer that it links to Phil's namespace.
> > 2. Regardless of the value of the namespace, this is the proper way
> > (forward) to make references, correct?
> > 3. I've only found one namespace for BoardGameGeek and it's the one
> > created, so if I continue to use that namespace consistency is maintained
> > (good), however if I move it to /authority (however that's done), then
> > got two BGG namespaces (bad).
> They don't get copied. Instead a soft link (effectively) gets created
> to the new name and the namespace now has both names (or as many names
> as make sense).
> > This is just one (small) type in Freebase out of many and I don't mean to
> > hyper-focus everyone on it . . . but I think it reveals some process
> > that are relevant all data.
> There's a lot of knowledge that's not written down anywhere. Feel
> free to update the wiki with what you've learned.
> Also, a lot of this stuff is in, potentially, in flux due to the
> Google acquisition of Metaweb, so it's sometimes hard to get
> definitive answers to important questions.
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