Dimitris Kontokostas

Dimitris Kontokostas
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I am a member of the Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) Research Group, in pursue of a PhD with a focus on Data Quality, DBpedia and Libraries.

In 2012 I started my PhD studies in the area of Semantic Web, funded by the Dutch national library organization (bibliotheek.nl). Part of my duties were to bootstrap, create and maintain the Dutch DBpedia (nl.dbpedia.org) with the aim to become a hub in the local Dutch LOD cloud. Besides DBpedia, my research focused on Linked Data quality. Along my research publications, I created RDFUnit, an innovative R&D framework for Unit-Testing RDF data that was successfully applied and tested on large scale RDF datasets (e.g. DBpedia, LCSH, LGD, Datos) and integrated in service validation stacks (e.g. NLP2RDF, DataID). RDFUnit is a research & work in progress with the aim to improve it's TRL.

I have been heavily involved in DBpedia, where in 2009 bootstrapped and co-lead the DBpedia Internationalization process. This lead in increasing the coverage of the DBpedia extraction framework to many languages and the the creation of the DBpedia internationalization committee. I created and maintained the Greek and Dutch DBpedia chapters. Since 2013 I took over DBpedia Live where I re-wrote and modularized the core live extraction framework. In addition I am one of the lead developers of the DBpedia Extraction Framework and assist in the coordination of the DBpedia (developer) community.

Since 2013 I lead the efforts of applying DBpedia as a GSoC organization and successfully coordinated many students and mentors in completing their projects. Some of the successfully GSoC projects that I mentored myself include the an Error DBpedia browser, the new DBpedia LD interface, Wikidata2DBpedia integration, porting the DBpedia extraction framework to Hadoop / Spark, extracting rich metadata from Wikimedia Commons.

In March 2014, we finally created a legal entity for DBpedia ( DBpedia Association ) where my active role is to coordinate the next technical directions of the project.

In addition, you can see my

Current Projects

  • ALIGNEDAligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering
  • DBpediaQuerying Wikipedia like a Semantic Database
  • DBpediaDQUser-driven quality evaluation of DBpedia
  • DBpediaDQCrowdCrowdsourcing DBpedia Quality Assessment
  • RDFUnitan RDF Unit-Testing suite
  • TripleCheckMateCrowdsourcing the evaluation of Linked Data

Publications

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News

AKSW Colloquium, 22-06-2015, Concept Expansion Using Web Tables, Mining entities from the Web, Linked Data Stack ( 2015-06-22T12:11:56+02:00 by Mohamed Sherif)

2015-06-22T12:11:56+02:00 by Mohamed Sherif

Concept Expansion Using Web Tables by Chi Wang, Kaushik Chakrabarti, Yeye He,Kris Ganjam, Zhimin Chen, Philip A. Bernstein (WWW’2015), presented by Ivan Ermilov: Abstract. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 22-06-2015, Concept Expansion Using Web Tables, Mining entities from the Web, Linked Data Stack"

AKSW Colloquium, 15-06-2015, Caching for Link Discovery ( 2015-06-12T23:33:25+02:00 TommasoSoru)

2015-06-12T23:33:25+02:00 TommasoSoru

Using Caching for Local Link Discovery on Large Data Sets [PDF] by Mofeed Hassan Engineering the Data Web in the Big Data era demands the development of time- and space-efficient solutions for covering the lifecycle of Linked Data. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 15-06-2015, Caching for Link Discovery"

AKSW Colloquium, 08-06-2015, DBpediaSameAs, Dynamic-LOD ( 2015-06-05T02:00:35+02:00 by Dr. Amrapali Zaveri)

2015-06-05T02:00:35+02:00 by Dr. Amrapali Zaveri

DBpediaSameAs: An approach to tackling heterogeneity in DBpedia identifiers by Andre Valdestilhas This work provides an approach to tackle heterogeneity about a problem where several transient owl:sameAs redundant occurrences were found in DBpedia identifiers during searching for owl:sameAs occurrences that … Continue reading → Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 08-06-2015, DBpediaSameAs, Dynamic-LOD"

Smart Data Web project kick-off ( 2015-06-01T13:55:29+02:00 MartinBruemmer)

2015-06-01T13:55:29+02:00 MartinBruemmer

Smart Data Web, a new BMWi funded project kicked-off in Berlin. Central goal of Smart Data Web is leveraging state-of-the-art data extraction and enrichment technologies as well as Linked Data to create value-added systems for German industry. Read more about "Smart Data Web project kick-off"

AKSW Colloquium, 01-06-2015, MEX – Publishing ML Experiment Results, Scaling DL-Learner – Status and Plans ( 2015-05-31T22:23:34+02:00 by Simon Bin)

2015-05-31T22:23:34+02:00 by Simon Bin

MEX – Publishing ML Experiment Results by Diego Esteves Over the decades many machine learning experiments have been published, collaborating with the scientific community progress. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 01-06-2015, MEX – Publishing ML Experiment Results, Scaling DL-Learner – Status and Plans"