DBpedia: A Nucleus for a Web of Open Data

  • Sören Auer
  • Christian Bizer
  • Georgi Kobilarov
  • Jens Lehmann
  • Richard Cyganiak
  • Zachary Ives
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4825)


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.


Triple Pattern SPARQL Endpoint Open Dataset Sophisticated Query Relational Database Table 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sören Auer
    • 1
    • 3
  • Christian Bizer
    • 2
  • Georgi Kobilarov
    • 2
  • Jens Lehmann
    • 1
  • Richard Cyganiak
    • 2
  • Zachary Ives
    • 3
  1. 1.Universität Leipzig, Department of Computer Science, Johannisgasse 26, D-04103 LeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Freie Universität Berlin, Web-based Systems Group, Garystr. 21, D-14195 BerlinGermany
  3. 3.University of Pennsylvania, Department of Computer and Information Science, Philadelphia, PA 19104USA

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