Monday, 1 March 2010

Entity Cube

Happened across entity cube, an interesting research project by Microsoft, where they are looking to search web pages, identify entities (people, things, cats or whatever) and build a guanxi or connection map between them - in other words graph out the links (sociology speak: weak ties) between people on the basis of their snail trail through the web, rather in the way that some researchers in France did a year or so ago working through medieval land transactions.

It's in the early stages and neither the data set they are working with, or some things, such as disambiguation are that great, but it's definitely one to watch...

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