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Amazon AWS Public Data Sets Launched – Economics, DBpedia, Freebase, and Wikipedia

Amazon changed the retail world with company’s newest project AWS Public Data Sets, which began offering more than 1 Terabyte (1000 GB) of fascinating public data for developers to access on the fly through Amazon’s cloud computing service. The company announced the availability of four new public data sets:

  • The Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
  • DBPedia Knowledge Base – which “currently describes more than 2.6 million things including 213,000 people, 328,000 places, 57,000 music albums, 36,000 films, and 20,000 companies.”
  • The Freebase Data Dump – the giant collaboratively build semantic database on a wide variety of topics, data that high profile startup Metaweb has spent millions of dollars assembling.
  • The entire English section of Wikipedia, dumped into a machine readable format.
  • A number of large genetic and scientific databases.

Source:→ ReadWriteWeb

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