My Photo

« Pragmatic Philosophical Technology for Text Mining: Categories | Main | Google's Slipping Product Quality? »

August 12, 2011



Thanks for the overview Matthew. There are some egregious examples of overfolding here, certainly (the service is a beta and we're addressing this actively). I agree that crosswalks are of use only if the fold is unequivocal.

Matching entities to pages is infrequently a one-to-one resolution, as you note. This is one reason we provide two types of third-party pointers: crosswalks (canonical, single-entity endpoints), and cross-references (unqualified references to the entity that often contain others).

Here's to normalizing,

Tyler Bell
Factual Director of Product

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    March 2016

    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3 4 5
    6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    27 28 29 30 31    


    Blog powered by Typepad