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Describe any person, place, or concept. This is the most common type in Freebase and is used to describe an is a relationship between topics (eg. San Francisco undefined city)

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Author /book/author 8 535,476

An author is a creator of a written or published work. The Author type is used for anyone who has written prose (whether fiction, essay, journalism, or scholarship), poetry, drama, or written or edited a book of any sort. This therefore includes editors of anthologies, whether or not the editor has written any material included in the anthology, and also includes artists in other media such as the fine arts and music, who may have had monographs or songbooks (for example) published. It also can include corporate authors, such as organizations, companies and government agencies, when a written work is credited to one, rather than to a person. It does not include scriptwriters for television and film (see the types TV Writer and Film Writer for these). For more information, please see the Freebase wiki page on author.

Cited work /book/cited_work 1 88

This type can represent any type of work that has been cited in a scholary publication. Used by itself, it can only contain the title of the work and a list of other works that have cited it. This type should almost always be used in conjunction with other types in order to give the fullest amount of information possible. To add a type, view the topic and click the "types" link near the top of the page.Here is a non-exhaustive list of possible types that can be paired with "cited work":If the cited work is a scholarly paper in a journal or proceedings, use scholarly work;If the cited work is a dissertation, use dissertationIf the cited work is a book, use book editionIf the cited work is an article or essay that appeared in a magazine or book, use short non-fictionIf the cited work is an interview, use interviewIf the cited work is a poem, play, or short story, use the types poem, play, and short storyIf the cited work is a translation of a written work of any kind, use translationIf the cited work is a musical recording, use musical release or musical trackIf you can't find the type you need, post a note on the discussion board; somebody may be able to help you find it, or we may need to create new types.

Excerpt /book/excerpt 1 45

The "excerpt" type is used for sections of larger literary works (the "excerpted work") that have been published separately. It should not be used for works that have appeared serially (use the "serial installment" type for those).  See Entering Serialized and Excerpted Works of Literature for more information on how to use this type.

Excerpted Work /book/excerpted_work 1 16

An "excerpted work" is any work of literature which has had a portion of it (the "excerpt") published separately. It should not be used for works that have been published as serials (use the "serialized work" type for those).  See Entering Serialized and Excerpted Works of Literature for more information on how to use this type.

Financial support provider /book/financial_support_provider 0 31

This type refers specifically to those institutions that have provided financial support for scholarly publications, whether in the form of research grants or other support.

Illustrator /book/illustrator 5 1,466

The Illustrator type is for anyone who has illustrated (which includes cover art) a book or magazine. Most instances will be people, but it is possible for a company or studio to be credited as an illustrator as well.

Interview /book/interview 3 36

A published interview of a person or people.  This type captures both the interviewer and inteviewee, as well as the place the interview was published. See Entering Reviews, Interviews, and Other Works of Short Non-fiction for more details.

Interviewee /book/interviewee 1 16

A person who has been interviewed. Adding this type to their topic page allows you to see or enter all of the interviews they've given. See Entering Reviews, Interviews, and Other Works of Short Non-fiction for more details.

Interviewer /book/interviewer 1 50

A person who has conducted an interview. Adding this type to their topic page allows you to see or enter all of the interviews they've conducted. See Entering Reviews, Interviews, and Other Works of Short Non-fiction for more details.

Literary Series /book/literary_series 6 7,599

A literary series is any series of written works (books, plays, stories, poems, essays, articles, etc.). Examples of things that could use this type include: novels or stories that share a setting or characters; a sonnet cycle; articles or essays published in a recurring column; a series of yearly anthologies.

Publication /book/publication 1 15,809

The purpose of this type is to allow the contents of a publication to be entered; it should be used only as a cotype with another type (such as book edition) to indicate that a publication contains multiple other works. It works in concert with the type "published work", which represents the works that are contained by a publication. Please see Entering the Contents of a Book or Periodical for more information on how to use this feature.

Published Work /book/published_work 1 17,549

The purpose of this type is to allow users to enter publications in which a work of literature is printed; it should be used only as a cotype with another type (such as poem or short story) to indicate that a work has been printed in another work (such as an anthology or periodical issue). It works in concert with the type "publication", which represents the publications in which the works are printed.  Please see Entering the Contents of a Book or Periodical for more information on how to use this feature.

Review /book/review 1 189

This type can be used for any type of review of any type of media.  It allows you to enter the reviewer, work (or works) reviewed, and place that the review was published. See Entering Reviews, Interviews, and Other Works of Short Non-fiction for more details.

Reviewed Work /book/reviewed_work 1 138

Any type of media that has been reviewed somewhere can be a reviewed work.  Add this type to the topic page of the work being reviewed, and enter the review in the "reviews of this work" property.  See Entering Reviews, Interviews, and Other Works of Short Non-fiction for more details.

Scholarly work /book/scholarly_work 6 15,964

The "scholarly work" type is for all types of written, scholarly works, including papers published in journals, in conference proceedings, or other scholarly publications. It can also be extended to some types of books. Scholarly works will often need additional types to reflect the various kinds of publications. Common types are Journal article, Dissertation, and Technical report.The principle feature of the scholarly work type is the property "citations". This property allows other works, of any kind, to be entered as having been cited by a specific work, and conversely, which other works have cited a given work. For additional help, see Entering Scholarly Works and Citations

Literary School Or Movement /book/school_or_movement 3 281

A grouping of a specific tendency, style or theme in literature for a period of time involving a group of writers in some sort of common association (eg., the Beat Generation, Dada, Pre-Raphaelites, Russian Futurists, etc.).

Translated Work /book/translated_work 1 3,570

The type "translated work" can be added as a co-type to any work of media which has been translated into another language.  Please see Entering a Translated Work of Literature for more information on how to use this type.

Translation /book/translation 4 5,106

A translation is any adaptation of a work in one language to another language. Please see Entering a Translated Work of Literature for more information on how to use this type.

Translator /book/translator 1 1,353

A translator is a person who adapts a written work from one language into another.  Please see Entering a Translated Work of Literature for more information on how to use this type.

Written Work /book/written_work 14 1,949,501

A written work is any type of intellectual work expressed through writing. It is a fairly generic or abstract type that contains information common to all or most types of written works, including (but not limited to) books, plays, poems, stories, scholarly articles, book reviews, and essays. NOTE : Written Work should not be co-typed with Publication. Please see Entering the Contents of a Book or Periodical under What is not a Written Work. For more information, please see the Freebase wiki page on Written Work.

Adaptation /media_common/adaptation 1 15,229

'Adaptation' is a general type that can be applied to any work that was adapted from another work (usually, but not necessarily, in a different artistic medium). For example, a movie that was based on a novel, or an opera that was based on a play.

Adapted Work /media_common/adapted_work 1 10,725

'Adapted Work' is general type, often but not always a written work, upon which adaptations are based.

Cataloged instance /media_common/cataloged_instance 14 1,586,232

A specific edition of a mass-published work, whose content gets indexed in catalogs, such as ISBN. In the FRBR terminology the cataloged_instance corresponds to the manifestation level entries, e.g. book editions, CDs, DVDs.

Cause of loss /media_common/cause_of_loss 1 8

This type is used with the Lost Work type. This should be used for general methods of destruction (e.g. shipwreck) rather than specific ones (e.g. the sinking of the Titanic).

Completer of unfinished work /media_common/completer_of_unfinished_work 1 31

A Completer of an unfinished work is anyone who has completed (or attempted to complete) a creative work left incomplete at the time of the creator's death.

Creative Work /media_common/creative_work 1 1,183,404

A type for the use with any creative work that needs the accurate accreditation as it appears on the creative work. This type should almost always be used in conjunction with other types in order to give the fullest amount of information possible (eg., written work, musical release, etc.)

Dedicated Work /media_common/dedicated_work 1 720

A dedicated work is any creative work which one or more of its creators have dedicated to someone (or something). Commonly dedicated works include books, classical musical compositions, and artworks, but any kind of creative work can use this type.

Dedicatee /media_common/dedicatee 1 611

This type is for people (or groups of people, organizations, etc.) that have had creative works dedicated to them.

Dedicator /media_common/dedicator 1 180

A dedicator is someone (or potentially a group of people or an organization) that has dedicated a creative work to someone else (also typically a person, group of people, or organization). This will typically be one of the creators of the work. Types of works commonly dedicated include books, works of art, and musical compositions.

Finished work /media_common/finished_work 1 3

A finished work represents any completion of a creative work that was left unfinished at the time of the creator's death.

Literary Genre /media_common/literary_genre 2 553

This type is for all genres of books and short stories. It can include fiction genres as well as genres of non-fiction.

Lost work /media_common/lost_work 2 101

This type is for creative works known or believed to have one existed, but which are no longer extant. Instances of this type should also be co-typed with the type appropriate to the kind of work it is, such as artwork, book, play, poem, film, etc. This will allow specific information about the work (such as date created, creator, genre, etc.) to be entered without requiring a separate "lost work" type for each kind of creative medium.

Media genre /media_common/media_genre 3 2,274

This type is shared by genres of all different kinds of media (such as literature, film, tv, video games, music, comics, etc.), even in cases where the genres might be specific to a particular form of media. This type has properties for "parent" and "child" genres, so that genres may be linked into super- and sub-genres.

Media genre equivalent topic /media_common/media_genre_equivalent_topic 1 30
Netflix Genre /media_common/netflix_genre 1 676

A Netflix Genre is defined more loosely than the existing Freebase Film and TV Genres. It includes, for example: languages, countries, and age-suitablity ranges in addition to the traditional genres (Action, Comedy).

Netflix Title /media_common/netflix_title 1 71,394

This is a co-type of Film and TV Series used to hold data specific to titles available on Netflix. It is managed by netflixbot.

Quotation /media_common/quotation 8 35,890

Help turn Freebase into a giant dictionary of quotations by adding your favorite quotations here.To add a new quotation, follow these simple steps:Name the quotation. For relatively short quotations, the full quotation can be the title. For longer quotes, enter a part of the quotation as the title, followed (or preceded) by an ellipsis (...) to indicate that it is not the full quote. Then enter the full quotation in the description section for the quote.If you know the author, you can enter him or her. For anonymous quotes, leave the author blank.If you know the source of the quote (i.e., a particular book, poem, play, film, speech, etc.), you can enter that as well. Leave "source of quote" empty if you don't know where it comes from. (If the source isn't already in Freebase, please edit the quotation source's topic page and add the appropriate type: film, tv program, book, etc.)The quotation subject can be just about anything, as long as the quotation is pertinent to it.If the quotation is spoken by a fictional character, attribute the quotation to the original author and add fill in the 'spoken by character' property.

Quotation addressee /media_common/quotation_addressee 1 121

This type is for any person, character, or group that a quotation was addressed to. Addressees can be fictional or real. This type should not include implicit or abstract addressees like "the reader". Examples might include the recipient of a letter, a participant in a dialog, a legislative body or court, etc.

Quotation Source /media_common/quotation_source 2 1,025

A "quotation source" is anything from which a quotation can be drawn, such as a book, poem, play, film, tv show, essay, etc. Some quotations, such as proverbs, will not have a source. For more information about entering quotations in Freebase, see the page for the "quotation" type.

Quotation Subject /media_common/quotation_subject 1 1,874

A "quotation subject" is simply the subject matter that a quotation refers to. It can be used to find groups of quotations about similar things. For more information about adding quotations to Freebase, see the documentation for the "quotation" type.

Unfinished work /media_common/unfinished_work 1 112

An unfinished work is any creative work that was not completed at the time of the creator's death. This can include books, plays, poems, musical compositions, artworks, etc. This type has no properties. Instances should be co-typed with the type appropriate to the kind of work it was going to be. For example, F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, of which fewer than six chapters were written, is typed as both an unfinished work and a book. This allows valuable information such as the creator, date, characters, genre, etc. to be recorded for unfinished works without also requiring that there be separate "unfinished" types for every kind of creative work.

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Describe the relationship between two or more Types. For example, the film performance Mediator in Film describes the relationship between a movie, an actor, and a character. We use film performance to assert that Heath Ledger played the character of The Joker in the film The Dark Knight.

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Contents /book/contents 4 12,755

The "contents" type is a compound value type that allows the contents of a book or periodical to be listed. Please see Entering the Contents of a Book or Periodical for more information on how to use this feature.

Scholarly financial support /book/scholarly_financial_support 2 28

This is a compound-value type that contains information about the financial support of scholarly publications (in the form of research grants or other types of support). Users can enter the name of the institution providing support as well as the funding identifier for the funding provided. It is linked to the scholarly work type.

Completion of unfinished work /media_common/completion_of_unfinished_work 3 31

This is a compound-value type that holds information about attempts to complete unfinished works (works left incomplete at the time of the creator's death).

Dedication /media_common/dedication 4 728

This compound-value type holds information about dedications in creative works. It connects the work being dedicated, the creator(s) of the work, and the dedicatees.

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