Last year Freebase announced that they were transferring their data to Wikidata but would also continue to support users of the Freebase API with a similar offering from Google.
Today, we’re happy to announce the Knowledge Graph Search API (http://g.co/KnowledgeGraphSearchAPI). This API will allow you to query the Knowledge Graph for entities. It uses standard schema.org types and is compliant with JSON-LD specifications.
From their information page on typical usage:
Some examples of how you can use the Knowledge Graph Search API include:
- Getting a ranked list of the most notable entities that match certain criteria.
- Predictively completing entities in a search box.
- Annotating/organizing content using the Knowledge Graph entities.
This is the first of two Freebase releases. The second is a replacement for the Freebase Suggest Widget, which they hope for an early 2016 release.
If you are still using the old Freebase API, Google has said it will still remain active until three months after the release of the Suggested Widget replacement.
We will continue to support the Freebase API and widget for three full months after the Suggest Widget replacement is released, at which point we will shut it down.
H/T Aaron Bradley
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