2nd DBpedia Community Meeting – Leipzig 2014

September 3, 2014
9:00 am CEST
Leipzig University
Augustusplatz 10

Please note: the DBpedia meeting is at the center of the city. This is a different location than SEMANTiCS, which is in the north east of Leipzig


Basic Plans

After the huge success in Amsterdam in January with over 70 participants the next meeting will be held in Leipzig on September 3rd, 2014.

Quick Facts

Co-located with SEMANTiCS 2014, September 4-5 in Leipzig

Gold Sponsors of SEMANTiCS


If you would like to become a sponsor for the 2nd DBpedia Meeting, please contact the DBpedia Association
  Leipzig University
 The Logo and Seal of the Freie Universität Berlin AG Corporate Semantic Web Institute for Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin
Hasso Plattner Institute - Wikipedia Internet Technologies and -Systems University of Potsdam
Institute for Applied Informatics
Downloads Neofonie Neofonie
Yovisto – Wikipedia Yovisto Academic Video Search
OpenLink Software for continuous hosting of the main DBpedia Endpoint


DBpedia Association Kick-Off Party

After the day of talks, we would like to invite you to celebrate with us the foundation of the DBpedia Association.
The party will be co-located with the Welcome reception and the 1st Pan-European Semantic Web Meetup of the SEMANTiCS at the KUBUS Leipzig.
See for details.


  • Important: Attending the DBpedia Community meeting is free, but you need to register
  • The DBpedia Association Party in the evening is a joint event with the LOD2 Final Event and the SEMANTiCS Welcome Reception and requires a ticket. The ticket costs either 75 Euro where in addition you get a DBpedia logo on your badge and a DBpedia pin to show your support, or 25 Euro for the event (with no logo and no pin). The ticket can be booked from the SEMANTiCS registration system.
  • The ticket for the SEMANTiCS main conference has to be booked separately.

Call for Contribution

Please submit your proposal through our web form.
Contribution proposals include (but not limited to) presentation, posters, demos, lightning talks and session suggestions.

Location / Venue

The meeting will take place at Felix-Klein-Hörsaal (5th floor), Paulinum, University of Leipzig in Leipzig (map link).


9:00 Session 1 (Chair: Adrian Paschke) Session 1 Notepad
Welcome by Sebastian Hellmann, Adrian Paschke and Harald Sack
Keynote 1, by Sören Auer co-founder of DBpedia
Keynote 2, by Sofia Angeletou Senior Data Architect for the BBC’s Linked Data Platform
DBpedia 2014 Highlights by Volha Bryl, University of Mannheim
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Session 2 Use Cases for DBpedia, companies/developers, lightning talks (Chair: Harald Sack) Session 2 Notepad
DBpedia High Availability and Low Server Usage with Linked Data Fragments by Ruben Verborgh, University of Gent
Versioning DBpedia Live using Memento by Paul Meinhardt, Kerstin Günther, Magnus Knuth, HPI Potsdam
Vincit: Querying DBpedia in a flexible and multilevel way by Karolina Stasiak, vsoft
Data interlinking together with crowd workers by Cristina Sarasua, University of Koblenz
Knowledge Summarization in DBpedia by Edgard Marx, AKSW Group
Linked Data Harvester by Andreas Blumauer, Semantic Web Company
Product Information on Polish DBpedia by Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University
Evaluation Datasets for DBpedia-based entity linking, classification and salience computation algorithms by Milan Dojchinovski, Vaclav Zeman, Prague University of Economics
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Break-Out Sessions (BOS)
BOS 1 DBpedia @ LOD (Chair: Dimitris Kontokostas) BOS 1 Notepad

  • Wikimedia Commons Extraction by Dimitris Kontokostas, AKSW
  • Entity Facts by Michael Büchner, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
  • Multilingual indexing of videos of the TIB AV-Portal – Gaining an English indexing vocabulary by means of GND/DBpedia mapping by Dr. Sven Strobel, Technische Informationsbibliothek, Hannover
  • Short presentations of the demos and posters (see posters and demos in the PS 2: Demo and Poster Session)
BOS 2 DBpedia Roadmap Discussion on the next steps of the DBpedia project (Chair: Sebastian Hellmann) BOS 2 Notepad

  • DBpedia Association Introduction by Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW
  • DBpedia Live – Internationalization, Versioning, etc. by Magnus Knuth, HPI
  • The DBpedia Communications Group by Martin Kaltenböck, Lieke Verhelst, Gerard Kuys, Dimitris Kontokostas
  • DBPedia Funding Opportunities by Adrian Paschke, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Discussion on Quality, Curation, & new Datasets
15:30 Coffee
16:00 Parallel Sessions (PS)
PS 1 DBpedia Developers (Chair: Alexandru Todor) PS 1 Notepad

  • Towards the Amharic DBpedia Chapter by Melkamu Beyene Ababu, Addis Ababa University
  • Enriching Belarusian DBpedia by Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University
  • Dockerizing DBpedia by Alexandru Todor, FU Berlin
  • MissingBot: semi-automatic DBpedia Mappings Editor by Alexandru Todor, FU Berlin
  • Distributed extraction with Hadoop / Spark by Dimitris Kontokostas, AKSW Group
  • Linked Hypernyms in DBpedia German by Milan Dojchinovski, Vaclav Zeman, and Alexandru Todor, Freie Universitaet Berlin and Prague University of Economics
  • Wikidata Integration by Ali Ismaylov, University of Bonn
  • Discussion on DBpedia development plans
PS 2 Demo and Poster Session (Chair: Magnus Knuth) PS 2 Notepad

  • CLOR poster and demo by Yontao Ma, AIFB
  • Smart Media Navigator demo and poster by Jörg Waitelonis, Tabea Tietz, Harald Sack, yovisto GmbH
  • Real-Time Classification of Entities in Text with Wikipedia poster by Milan Dojchinovskiand Tomáš Kliegr
  • Inconsistencies in DBpedia poster by Magnus Knuth, HPI Potsdam
  • Linked Data Harvester demo and poster by Andreas Blumauer, Semantic Web Company
  • Vincit: Querying DBpedia in a flexible and multilevel way demo by Andrzej Martyna and Karolina Stasiak, vsoft
  • Wordbol demo by Stefan Bunk, HPI
  • DBpedia High Availability and Low Server Usage with Linked Data Fragments demo and poster by Ruben Verborgh, University of Gent
PS 3 DataId Hackathon (Chair: Martin Brümmer) PS 3 Notepad

17:30 Closing Words and Direction to the DBpedia Party