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Knowledge Bases in Neo4j


From the second we are born we are collecting a wealth of knowledge about the world. This knowledge is accumulated and interrelated inside our brains and it represents what we know. If we could export this knowledge and give it to a computer, it would look like ConceptNet. ConceptNet is a semantic network that…

…is built from nodes representing concepts, in the form of words or short phrases of natural language, and labeled relationships between them. These are the kinds of things computers need to know to search for information better, answer questions, and understand people’s goals.

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Importing Wikipedia into Neo4j with Graphipedia

Wouldn’t it be cool to import Wikipedia into Neo4j?

Mirko Nasato thought so, and built graphipedia using the batch importer that does just that.

It’s written in Java, so if you’re a pure ruby guy, I’ll walk you through the steps.

Let’s clone the project and jump in.

git clone git://github.com/mirkonasato/graphipedia.git
cd graphipedia

If you look in here you’ll see a pom.xml file which means you’ll need to download Maven and build the project.

sudo apt-get install maven2
mvn install

You’ll see a bunch of stuff flying by, that’s just the dependencies being downloaded. At the end you should see this:
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