Extracting Events from Wikipedia as RDF Triples Linked to Widespread Semantic Web Datasets

  • Carlo Aliprandi
  • Francesco Ronzano
  • Andrea Marchetti
  • Maurizio Tesconi
  • Salvatore Minutoli
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6778)


Many attempts have been made to extract structured data from Web resources, exposing them as RDF triples and interlinking them with other RDF datasets: in this way it is possible to create clouds of highly integrated Semantic Web data collections. In this paper we describe an approach to enhance the extraction of semantic contents from unstructured textual documents, in particular considering Wikipedia articles and focusing on event mining. Starting from the deep parsing of a set of English Wikipedia articles, we produce a semantic annotation compliant with the Knowledge Annotation Format (KAF). We extract events from the KAF semantic annotation and then we structure each event as a set of RDF triples linked to both DBpedia and WordNet. We point out examples of automatically mined events, providing some general evaluation of how our approach may discover new events and link them to existing contents.


Knowledge Representation Knowledge Extraction Semantic Web Natural Language Processing Semantics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Aliprandi
    • 1
  • Francesco Ronzano
    • 2
  • Andrea Marchetti
    • 2
  • Maurizio Tesconi
    • 2
  • Salvatore Minutoli
    • 2
  1. 1.Synthema SrlOspedaletto (Pisa)Italy
  2. 2.Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT) CNRPisaItaly

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