Monthly Archives: February 2008

4th ESWC Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web

As already during the last 4 years we again organize this year a workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web, co-located on June 1st with European Semantic Web Conference in Tenerife, Spain. Scripting languages as PHP, JavaScript, Ruby etc. will play a crucial role for getting the Semantic Web out on a large scale and most of the really deployed Semantic Web applications (e.g. Semantic MediaWiki, DBpedia, Tabulator etc.) are implemented in scripting languages. The deadline for submitting papers to the workshop is March 7th. The workshop will also include a challenge, which awards an (iPod or the equivalent in cash) to the most promising lightweight Semantic Web Application developed in a scripting language. Details can be found at: http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2008

DBpedia 3.0 Release

We announce the availability of the DBpedia 3.0 final release.

Downloads are available at http://wiki.dbpedia.org/Downloads. For a list of changes since DBpedia 2.0, see the Changelog. Most notably, multi-language support was improved, new linked data sets added, and extraction code improved. Compared to the 3.0 release candidate, a number of extraction framework and data set bugs reported at our sourceforge.net bug tracker were fixed.

Overall, the combined download size of all provided NT and CSV files is 5,0 GB (uncompressed: 48,1 GB). The available data sets contain 92M triples (excluding 126M triples for internal Wikipedia links). DBpedia’s coverage grows to 2.4M entities for the English edition in this release, thanks to the hard-working Wikipedia contributors.

The extraction was performed on a server of the AKSW research group. I would like to thank Jörg Schüppel, Sören Auer, Chris Bizer, Richard Cyganiak, Georgi Kobilarov, the OpenLink team, and many other contributors for their DBpedia support.