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pageid/curid as a unique id for Wikipedia pages

In my learning how to program Freebase, I've come across links to the Wikipedia that make use of a curid parameter.  For example, is the same as At least, the two pages seem to be the same thing as far as I can see. How to do a lookup btween curid and the […]

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I'm confused: how to provide the proper attribution for a CC-license photo in Freebase?

I'm puzzled by how to provide  the correct attribution to derivatives of Creative Commons licensed.  Does one have to track the entire provenace of the object?  I came across this problem when I wanted to upload a photo from the Wikipedia to Freebase.  Here's how I posed my question on the Freebase general support board: […]

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The paper almanac as a model for a core part of Freebase?

I just bought a copy of the 2009 New York Times Almanac last night and start wondering whether it would be a good idea to  use the almanac format as a way of structuring some basic collections of facts/information you'd want to have in Freebase.

working with the bioguide ID for congressperson in Freebase

The Congressional Biographical Directory contains entries for every congressperson from 1774 to the present.  Each congressional representative is associated with an identifier (a bioguide ID).  For example, the bioguide ID for Edward (Ted) Kennedy is K000105.  With this ID, you can determine the URL for the coresponding biographical directory — e.g., Kennedy's is I […]

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