More visualization of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Freebase

To sharpen the point I made the other day about the eroding bias toward giving the Nobel Peace Prize to Americans and Europeans, here’s a comparison of the nationalities of winners before and after 1960.

1901-2009 nobel peace prize winners by nationality
before 1960 after 1960

Here’s another point I forgot to mention. There are gaps in timeline for the Nobel Peace Prize, because it wasn’t awarded in 1914-1918, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1939-1943, 1948, 1955-1956, 1966-1967 and 1972. The timeline shows those gaps concisely:

As in the earlier examples, you can do this with point-and-click filtering in Freebase, no query-writing required. Which is awesome.

Finally, Stefano Mazzocchi offers a clarification of a point that came up in our recent interview:

I made it sound like Freebase loaded directly IMDB data while what I should have specified is that we loaded the IMDB ‘identifiers’ along with our movie data.

Thanks Stefano. And, kudos to the Metaweb team!

3 Comments

  1. Your data looks very incomplete

    It’s somewhat incomplete for a couple of reasons I’m aware of. One is coverage: Not all Person records in Freebase specify nationality. Another is that the interaction among various Freebase types — esp. award_honor and award_winner — is problematic.

    However with respect to that Wikipedia list, I was using Freebase to focus specifically on Nobel Peace Prize winners, not Nobel laureates generally.

    Here’s that list in Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nobel_Peace_Prize_laureates

    And in Freebase:

    http://www.freebase.com/view/en/nobel_peace_prize/-/award/award_category/winners

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