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


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AKSW Colloquium, 17.10.2016, Version Control for RDF Triple Stores + NEED4Tweet ( 2016-10-17T09:55:50+02:00 by Marvin Frommhold)

2016-10-17T09:55:50+02:00 by Marvin Frommhold

In the upcoming Colloquium, October the 17th at 3 PM, two papers will be presented: Version Control for RDF Triple Stores Marvin Frommhold will discuss the paper “Version Control for RDF Triple Stores” by Steve Cassidy and James Ballantine which forms the foundation … Continue reading → Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 17.10.2016, Version Control for RDF Triple Stores + NEED4Tweet"

LIMES 1.0.0 Released ( 2016-10-14T11:38:31+02:00 by Kleanthi Georgala)

2016-10-14T11:38:31+02:00 by Kleanthi Georgala

Dear all, the LIMES Dev team is happy to announce LIMES 1.0.0. LIMES, the Link Discovery Framework for Metric Spaces, is a link discovery framework for the Web of Data. Read more about "LIMES 1.0.0 Released"

DL-Learner 1.3 (Supervised Structured Machine Learning Framework) Released ( 2016-10-11T21:41:00+02:00 by Dr. Jens Lehmann)

2016-10-11T21:41:00+02:00 by Dr. Jens Lehmann

Dear all, the Smart Data Analytics group at AKSW is happy to announce DL-Learner 1.3. DL-Learner is a framework containing algorithms for supervised machine learning in RDF and OWL. Read more about "DL-Learner 1.3 (Supervised Structured Machine Learning Framework) Released"

OntoWiki 1.0.0 released ( 2016-10-05T16:50:05+02:00 by Natanael Arndt)

2016-10-05T16:50:05+02:00 by Natanael Arndt

Dear Semantic Web and Linked Data Community, we are proud to finally announce the releases of OntoWiki 1.0.0 and the underlying Erfurt Framework in version 1.8.0. Read more about "OntoWiki 1.0.0 released"

AKSW Colloquium, 05.09.2016. LOD Cloud Statistics, OpenAccess at Leipzig University. ( 2016-08-31T11:23:10+02:00 by Ivan Ermilov)

2016-08-31T11:23:10+02:00 by Ivan Ermilov

On the upcoming Monday (05.09.2016), AKSW group will discuss topics related to Semantic Web and LOD Cloud Statistics. Also, we will have invited speaker from University of Leipzig Library (UBL) Dr. Astrid Vieler talking about OpenAccess at Leipzig University. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 05.09.2016. LOD Cloud Statistics, OpenAccess at Leipzig University."