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  • 1) If you want more than 100 results, up the limit to a higher number; 100 is the default. Use "limit" : 500 or whatever.

    2) You probably want to mark some of your clauses as optional; as it stands, if the system doesn't know the capital of a country, it will be entirely excluded.

    3) The Weimar Republic *is* a country -- or was. That's perfectly valid in Freebase. The country type is used for past and present countries and things that act like countries (eg. have an ISO code). Admittedly this might not qui

    Kirrily "Skud" Robert
    • Thank you! I'll give it another go. Understanding the ins and outs of MQL is harder than I thought! :)

      • Jump on IM or IRC ( #freebase) if you'd like some realtime help. Remembering that I'm on the US West Coast, of course -- late in your day and early in mine would probably be our most likely crossover point. I'm skud11111 on AIM/YIM and on GTalk.
        Kirrily "Skud" Robert
    • And on the API thing, would the most prominent Freebase Perl person be interested in taking over and fixing the Freebase module?

      • Which module is that? Kirrily already has the Metaweb [] module and there's a WWW::Metaweb [] module also. Regrettably, both fail to install due to incompatible API changes to JSON modules. I've a locally hacked copy of WWW::Metaweb (and I have filed a bug report []), so it's easy to fix, but newcomers might be confused.

        I'm not certain which of these modules would be of greater benefit, though.

  • Oh, btw, re: languages... the languages listed are taken from Wikipedia at [] -- looking at the topic history ( [] ) or explore view ( [] ) should help you understand where certain information comes from. For the most part, our country data comes from Wikipedia infoboxes.
    Kirrily "Skud" Robert