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Freebase API

Freebase is an open database of the over 22 million real world entities like people, places, organizations and much more. It's built by the community and for the community free for anyone to query, contribute to, build applications on top of, or integrate into their websites.

The Freebase API is an aggregate of HTTP APIs that provide you with read/write access to the data stored in Freebase. The APIs support different use cases and allow you to get access the same Freebase data in many different ways. The search API returns freebase data given a free text user query. The search service indexes freebase data for any given entity, as well as other sources such as Wikipedia content.

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Freebase: Highlights

Summary
Community driven open database
Category
Database
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON, JSONP
API home
http://wiki.freebase.com/wiki/Freebase_API 
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Freebase: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://www.freebase.com/api/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Account with service  
Developer Key Required
 
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
freebase.com  
Company
Google  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
Creative Commons Attribution License  
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
limit give users a read quota of 100k API calls per day (rolling 24 hour clock) and a write quota of 10k writes per day. 
Terms of Service
www.freebase.com/policies/tos 

Security

Authentication Model
Cookie based auth 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Python, JavaScript, Java, .NET, PHP 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
General Freebase blog 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
Freebase forum 
Developer Support
Mailing list 
Console URL
 

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