Exploring the Notability Gender Gap (Freebase, BigQuery, Maps)

05/26/2014 - 12:00 to 12:40
Frannz Club
long talk (40 min)

Session abstract: 

Freebase is a database that holds over a billion facts on more than 40 million real-world-entities. Working with these 88 GB of uncompressed data brings its own challenges. To explore this dataset, we’ll have on stage representatives of 3 Google teams: Freebase, Big Data, and Maps.

The gender gap is a big social issue that needs to be quantified. When looking at Freebase data, women notable enough to be in this database seem underrepresented compared to men. Digging deeper, we can see differences between geographic locations, professions, and ages.

We’ll look into the technical how-to: You’ll learn what the freebase entities represent. We’ll show you how we were able to query this massive dataset in seconds. And how to explore all these insights in an interactive map.

We've presented similar content before, but Berlin will get the latest in this ongoing research.