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DBpedia Knowledge Base Version 3.9 released

The LOD2 project is happy to announce the release of the DBpedia Knowledge Base Version 3.9. Knowledge bases are playing an increasingly important role in enhancing the intelligence of Web and enterprise search and in supporting information integration as well as natural language processing. Today, most knowledge bases cover only specific domains, are created by relatively small groups of knowledge engineers, and are very cost intensive to keep up-to-date as domains change. … Continue reading

WebDataCommons.org launched – Offering 3.2 billion quads current RDFa, Microdata and Miroformat data extracted from 65.4 million websites

We are happy to announce WebDataCommons.org, a joined effort of the PlanetData and the LOD2 projects to extract all Microformat, Microdata and RDFa data from the Common Crawl web corpus, the largest and most up-to-data web corpus that is currently available to the public. WebDataCommons.org provides the extracted data for download in the form of … Continue reading

Berlin SPARQL Benchmark Version 3 and Benchmarking Results

Hi all, we are happy to announce Version 3 of the Berlin SPARQL Benchmark as well as the results of a benchmark experiment in which we compared the query, load and update performance of Virtuoso, Jena TDB, 4store, BigData, and BigOWLIM using the new benchmark. The Berlin SPARQL Benchmark Version 3 (BSBM V3) defines three … Continue reading

New book: Linked Data – Evolving the Web into a Global Data Space

Tom Heath and Christian Bizer have been working on a book about Linked Data over the last months.  The book gives an overview of the principles of Linked Data as well as the Web of Data that has emerged through the application of these principles. It discusses patterns for publishing Linked Data, describes deployed Linked … Continue reading

DBpedia Spotlight released

We are happy to announce a first release of DBpedia Spotlight – Shedding Light on the Web of Documents. The amount of data in the Linked Open Data cloud is steadily increasing. Interlinking text documents with this data enables the Web of Data to be used as background knowledge within document-oriented applications such as search … Continue reading

DBpedia Version 3.6 released.

We are happy to announce the release of DBpedia 3.6. The new release is based on Wikipedia dumps dating from October/November 2010. The new DBpedia dataset describes more than 3.5 million things, of which 1.67 million are classified in a consistent ontology, including 364,000 persons, 462,000 places, 99,000 music albums, 54,000 films, 16,500 video games, … Continue reading