DBpedia: Querying Wikipedia like a Semantic Database

DBpedia is a community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia and to link other datasets on the Web to Wikipedia data.



Do you know all mayors from towns elevated higher than 1000m, all sitcoms set in New York, or all philosophers that were influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche?

Wikipedia contains information required for answering such questions, but has the problem that its constricted search capabilities only allow very limited access to this valuable knowledge-base. The Semantic Web still lacks a critical mass of RDF data online and up-to-date terms and ontologies are missing for many application domains.

The dbpedia.org project approaches both problems by extracting structured information from Wikipedia and by making this information available on the Web. dbpedia.org allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia (like the ones mentioned above) and to link other datasets on the Web to dbpedia data.


DBpedia features at the moment:

  • two large extracted datasets for different purposes
  • a visual query builder available at: http://wikipedia.aksw.org
  • a SPARQL endpoint and a data browser

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Accepted Papers of AKSW Members @ Semantics 2016 ( 2016-06-27T12:50:01+02:00 by Sandra Bartsch)

2016-06-27T12:50:01+02:00 by Sandra Bartsch

This year’s SEMANTiCS conference which is taking place between September 12 – 15, 2016 in Leipzig recently invited for the submission of research papers on semantic technologies. Read more about "Accepted Papers of AKSW Members @ Semantics 2016"

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"

AKSW successful at #ISWC2014 ( 2014-10-28T17:03:42+01:00 admin)

2014-10-28T17:03:42+01:00 admin

Dear followers, 9 members of AKSW have been participating at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) at Riva del Garda, Italy. Read more about "AKSW successful at #ISWC2014"

New DBpedia Overview Article ( 2013-06-24T18:05:58+02:00 by Dr. Jens Lehmann)

2013-06-24T18:05:58+02:00 by Dr. Jens Lehmann

We are pleased to announce that a new overview article for DBpedia is available. The article covers several aspects of the DBpedia community project: The DBpedia extraction framework. Read more about "New DBpedia Overview Article"

Crowd-sourcing the evaluation of Linked Open Data with TripleCheckMate ( 2013-01-28T15:11:27+01:00 by Dimitris Kontokostas)

2013-01-28T15:11:27+01:00 by Dimitris Kontokostas

On November 16th, 2012 the DBpedia Data Quality group started a campaign for assessing the quality of DBpedia. To get the best of this effort we developed TripleCheckMate, a tool designed for crowd-sourcing the evaluation of Linked Data. Read more about "Crowd-sourcing the evaluation of Linked Open Data with TripleCheckMate"