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The Semantic Web

Volume 4825 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 722-735

DBpedia: A Nucleus for a Web of Open Data

  • Sören AuerAffiliated withUniversität Leipzig, Department of Computer Science, Johannisgasse 26, D-04103 LeipzigUniversity of Pennsylvania, Department of Computer and Information Science, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • , Christian BizerAffiliated withFreie Universität Berlin, Web-based Systems Group, Garystr. 21, D-14195 Berlin
  • , Georgi KobilarovAffiliated withFreie Universität Berlin, Web-based Systems Group, Garystr. 21, D-14195 Berlin
  • , Jens LehmannAffiliated withUniversität Leipzig, Department of Computer Science, Johannisgasse 26, D-04103 Leipzig
  • , Richard CyganiakAffiliated withFreie Universität Berlin, Web-based Systems Group, Garystr. 21, D-14195 Berlin
  • , Zachary IvesAffiliated withUniversity of Pennsylvania, Department of Computer and Information Science, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Abstract

DBpedia is a community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and to make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows you to ask sophisticated queries against datasets derived from Wikipedia and to link other datasets on the Web to Wikipedia data. We describe the extraction of the DBpedia datasets, and how the resulting information is published on the Web for human- and machine-consumption. We describe some emerging applications from the DBpedia community and show how website authors can facilitate DBpedia content within their sites. Finally, we present the current status of interlinking DBpedia with other open datasets on the Web and outline how DBpedia could serve as a nucleus for an emerging Web of open data.