Freebase Wikipedia Extraction (WEX)

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The Freebase Wikipedia Extraction (WEX) is a processed dump of the English language Wikipedia. The wiki markup for each article is transformed into machine-readable XML, and common relational features such as templates, infoboxes, categories, article sections, and redirects are extracted intabular form. Freebase WEX is provided as a set of database tables in TSV format for PostgreSQL, along with tables providing mappings between Wikipedia articles and Freebase topics, and corresponding Freebase Types.

Freebase is an open database of the worlds information, covering millions of topics in hundreds of categories. Drawing from large open data sets like Wikipedia, MusicBrainz, and the SEC archives, it contains structured information on many popular topics, including movies, music, people and locations – all reconciled and freely available. This information is supplemented by the efforts of a passionate global community of users who are working together to add structured information on everything from philosophy to European railway stations to the chemical properties of common food ingredients.


Freebase WEX is distributed, like Wikipedia itself, under the terms of version 1.2 of the GNU Free Documentation License or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.