Diffbot Infrastructure with Mike Tung
Diffbot is a knowledge graph that allows developers to interface with the unstructured web as if it was a structured database. In today’s show, Diffbot CEO Mike Tung returns for a second discussion about how he has built Diffbot and how Diffbot is used.
The web has many different entities. Web pages, topics, people, stories, articles, companies, and much more. Humans use a search engine to find answers to their questions within web pages. Machines need to find answers to these kinds of questions as well, but a machine is not sophisticated enough to figure out answers from an unstructured web page.
Diffbot brings structure to those webpages, and gives them an API interface for developers to build on top of. In order to create this system in a cost-efficient manner, Diffbot runs its own data centers, where web scraping, machine learning, and API infrastructure are all used to build the Diffbot application.
Mike joins me for an interview about creating Diffbot, as well as his strategy for running the business.
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