DBpedia Mashups

Héder, Mihály and Solt, Illés DBpedia Mashups. In: Semantic Mashups. Springer. (In Press)

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Abstract

If you see Wikipedia as a main place where the knowledge of mankind is concentrated, then DBpedia – which is extracted from Wikipedia – is the best place to find machine representation of that knowledge. DBpedia constitutes a major part of the semantic data on the web. Its sheer size and wide coverage enables you to use it in many kind of mashups: it contains biographical, geographical, bibliographical data; as well as discographies, movie meta-data, technical specifications, and links to social media profiles and much more. Just like Wikipedia, DBpedia is a truly cross-language effort, e.g., it provides descriptions and other information in various languages. In this chapter we introduce its structure, contents, its connections to outside resources. We describe how the structured information in DBpedia is gathered, what you can expect from it and what are its characteristics and limitations. We analyze how other mashups exploit DBpedia and present best practices of its usage. In particular, we describe how Sztakipedia – an intelligent writing aid based on DBpedia – can help Wikipedia contributors to improve the quality and integrity of articles. DBpedia offers a myriad of ways to accessing the information it contains, ranging from SPARQL to bulk download. We compare the pros and cons of these methods. We conclude that DBpedia is an un-avoidable resource for pplications dealing with commonly known entities like notable persons, places; and for others looking for a rich hub connecting other semantic resources.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics and Computer Science > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Divisions: Department of Network Security and Internet Technologies
Depositing User: Mihály Héder
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 13:56
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2013 09:33
URI: http://eprints.sztaki.hu/id/eprint/6877

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