A Case Study of Summarizing and Normalizing the Properties of DBpedia Building Instances
The DBpedia ontology forms the structural backbone of DBpedia linked open dataset. Among its classes dbo:Building and dbo:HistoricBuilding entities, hold information for thousands of important buildings and monuments, thus making DBpedia an international digital repository of the architectural heritage. This knowledge for these architectural structures, in order to be fully exploited for academic research and other purposes, must be homogenized, as its richest source - Wikipedia infobox template system - is a heterogeneous and non-standardized environment. The work presented below summarizes the most widely used properties for buildings, categorizes and highlights structural and semantic heterogeneities allowing DBpedia’s users a full exploitation of the available information.
KeywordsDBpedia Wikipedia Digital libraries Semantic web Historic buildings Monuments Cultural heritage RDF
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