What is DBpedia?

DBpedia is an open, free and comprehensive knowledge base constantly improved and extended by a large global community, which has put into effect a quality-controlled and reliable fact extraction from Wikipedia and Wikidata. DBpedia can be used to directly answer  fact questions about a wide range of topics. In addition, many users exploit DBpedia  as background knowledge for document ranking, natural language understanding, as well as data integration methods.

Due to the size, skill and effort of this community our data grows with Wikipedia and Wikidata and the extractors are updated frequently to build our 8.8 billion fact, large-scale-cross-domain knowledge graph. Even more so, DBpedia has thousands of users ranging from large companies such as Wolters Kluwer, over libraries to researchers and web developers that use and integrate our data in their systems for entity linking, question answering and build useful apps with the results. Contrary to Google, Microsoft and other knowledge graph owners our data is freely accessible and reusable presenting a viable open alternative data source and service.

Recently, we have started to move from a loose community to a coordinated, professional structure that has the potential to streamline contributor’s efforts ranging from large organisations to individual developers and to surpass size and quality of closed, commercial providers. You’d like to get involved in DBpedia?  You will find more information here: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/

What is the DBpedia Association?

The DBpedia Association was founded in 2014 to support DBpedia and the DBpedia Community. Since then we are making slow, but steady progress towards professionalizing DBpedia for its users and forming an effective network out of the loosely organised DBpedia community. The DBpedia Association is currently situated in Leipzig, Germany and affiliated with the non-profit organisation Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V.

Join the DBpedia Assocation and visit the application page.

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