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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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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

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    Kirrily "Skud" Robert perl@infotrope.net http://infotrope.net/
    • 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 (irc.freenode.net #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 kirrily.robert@gmail.com on GTalk.
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        Kirrily "Skud" Robert perl@infotrope.net http://infotrope.net/
    • 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 [cpan.org] module and there's a WWW::Metaweb [cpan.org] 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 [cpan.org]), 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=576 [wikipedia.org] -- looking at the topic history ( http://www.freebase.com/history/view/en/austria [freebase.com] ) or explore view ( http://www.freebase.com/tools/explore/en/austria [freebase.com] ) should help you understand where certain information comes from. For the most part, our country data comes from Wikipedia infoboxes.
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    Kirrily "Skud" Robert perl@infotrope.net http://infotrope.net/