Tag Archive for Wikipedia

Retrieving and Using Taxonomy Data from DBpedia

DBpedia, as described in the recent semanticweb.com article DBpedia 2014 Announced, is “a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web.” It currently has over 3 billion triples (that is, facts stored using the W3C standard RDF data model) available for use by applications, making it…

DBpedia 2014 Announced

by Eric Franzon Professor Dr. Christian Bizer of the University of Mannheim, Germany, has announced the release of DBpedia 2014. DBpedia is described at dbpedia.org as  “… a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia, and to link the different data sets on the Web to Wikipedia data.…

Google’s Popping Up Information About Search Result Sources

by Jennifer Zaino Google’s Knowledge Graph took on some new work this week, driving popups of information about some of the website sources that users see in their search results. According to a posting at Google’s Search blog, clicking on the name of the information source that appears next to the link delivers details about…

Senzari’s MusicGraph APIs Look To Enhance Musical Journeys

by Jennifer Zaino News came the other week that Senzari had announced the MusicGraph knowledge engine for music. The Semantic Web Blog had a chance to learn a little bit more about it what’s underway thanks to a chat with Senzari’s COO Demian Bellumio. MusicGraph used to go by the geekier name of Adaptable Music…

Hooray For Semantic Tech In The Film Industry

The story below features an interview with Kurt Cagle, Information Architect Avalon Consulting, LLC, who is speaking this week at the Semantic Technology And Business Conference in NYC. You can save $200 when you register for the event before October 2.   New York has a rich history in the film industry.  The city was the capital…

DBpedia 3.9 Hits The Runway

DBpedia 3.9 is up and going. Word came today from Christian Bizer and Christopher Sahnwaldt that the new release boasts an overall increase in the number of concepts in the English edition from 3.7 to 4 million things, thanks to being based on updated Wikipedia dumps from the spring of 2013. Other numbers to impress:

At SemTechBiz, Knowledge Graphs Are Everywhere

Sing along with me to this classic hit from 1980: “Knowledge graphs are everywhere; They’re everywhere; My mind describes them to me.” Our Daughter’s Wedding’s song Lawn Chairs. But it’s a good description of some of the activity at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference this week, which saw Google, Yahoo and Wikidata chatting up…