Christian Becker (Freie Universität Berlin) has implemented a wrapper around flickr which generates photo collections depicting DBpedia concepts. See flickr wrappr for details. We have interlinked all DBpedia concepts with the corresponding photo collections. You can now use any Semantic Web browser to navigate from a DBpedia concept to flickr photos depicting it by following the dbpedia:hasPictureCollection property. This means an additional 30-50 million photos are accessible through DBpedia.
For example, click on the URIs below or paste them into your Semantic Web browser:
Photos depicting Brandenburg Gate: http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/flickrwrappr/photos/Brandenburg_Gate
DBpedia URI for Brandenburg Gate : http://dbpedia.org/resource/Brandenburg_Gate
After quite some work into improving the DBpedia information extraction framework, we have released a new version of the DBpedia dataset today.
The renewed DBpedia dataset describes 1,950,000 “things”, including at least 80,000 persons, 70,000 places, 35,000 music albums, 12,000 films. It contains 657,000 links to images, 1,600,000 links to relevant external web pages and 440,000 external links into other RDF datasets. Altogether, the DBpedia dataset now consists of around 103 million RDF triples.
We worked on improving the data quality in order to make the dataset more usable and useful to developers and fixed a lot of bugs submitted by our growing developer-community. We also reworked our framework to enable developers to extend the dataset with their own extractors.
We are grateful for all contributions and are looking forward to support new projects based on DBpedia data.