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EntityCube: Microsoft labs tests a Wikipedia

Microsoft’s latest labs effort to give everyone their own Wikipedia entry, dubbed “EntityCube,” is now live to try out, the research project pulls together biographical information on anyone found on Web. Although Web users can find information on just about anyone using search engines, they typically have to do so manually by going to many different sites. Goal of EntityCube, Microsoft researchers say, is to pull together all of that information. “Even if a search engine could find all relevant Web pages about an entity, user would need to sift through all pages to get a complete view of entity,” Microsoft said on a page describing project. “EntityCube is an entity search and summarization system that efficiently generates summaries of Web entities from billions of crawled Web pages.” Although Microsoft’s site makes reference to enitites, not people, public EntityCube site at this point seems focused mainly on people. The EntityCube site went public late last week.

Visit: EntityCube


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