3rd DBpedia Community Meeting in Dublin 2015

February 9, 2015
9:00 am CET
Trinity College Dublin
College Green


Basic Plans

After the huge success in Leipzig in September with over 80 participants the next meeting will be held in Dublin on February 9th, 2015.

Quick Facts


If you would like to become a sponsor for the 3rd DBpedia Meeting, please contact the DBpedia Association
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland The Knowledge and Data Engineering Group, Trinity College Dublin
Home - Old Irish (P.Grad.Dip) - Trinity College Dublin Trinity Long Room Hub
ALIGNED Project H2020 ALIGNED Project
ADAPT Centre
Digital Repository of Ireland | Europeana Pro Digital Repository of Ireland
Institute for Applied Informatics
SindiceTech (@SindiceTech) | Twitter SindiceTech for sponsoring part of the lunch
OpenLink Software for continuous hosting of the main DBpedia Endpoint



You can register by adding yourself here or send an email to one of the organizers. Registration is free but we offer an optional Support Ticket if you would like to support the DBpedia Association.

Note that registration closes on 06/02/15

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 the Trinity Long Room Hub  (2nd floor), break-out sessions will also be in the O’Reilly Institute, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin.

Schedule (Final)

9:00 Registration venue: Trinity Long Room Hub
9:15 Session 1 Technical Directions & keynotes (Chair: Declan O’Sullivan) venue: Neil Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub
Welcome by Declan O’Sullivan, ALIGNED Project and ADAPT TCD
Combining Data and Software Engineering on the Web by Rob Brennan, ALIGNED Project and ADAPT TCD slides
DBpedia Use Case in ALIGNED Project, by Dimitris Kontokostas, University of Lepizig slides
DBpedia and Digital Humanities in the CENDARI Project, by Jennifer Edmond, Trinity Long Room Hub
10:00 Keynote DBpedia and Wolters Kluwer’s Linked Data Strategy, by Christian Dirschl, Chief Content Architect, Wolters Kluwer slides
10:30 Coffee venue: Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub
11:00 Session 2 (Chair: Jennifer Edmond) venue: Neil Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub
DBpedia Future Directions, by Sebastian Hellmann, DBpedia Association, University of Lepizig (15′) slides
Leveraging Library Data, by Christoph Schmidt-Supprian, Trinity College Library (15′) slides
DBpedia’s Triple Pattern Fragments, by Ruben Verborgh, Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium (15′) slides
Remapping the DBpedia mappings (in RML), by Anastasia Dimou, Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium (10′)
Populating DBpedia FR and using it for Extracting Information, by Julien Plu, Eurecom, France (10′) slides
DBpedia in the Japanese LOD cloud, by Fumihiro Kato, ROIS, Tokyo, Japan (10′) slides
Just before lunch: Freebase going private: effects on DBPedia?, by Giovanni Tummarello, Sindice, Ireland (8)
12:30 Lunch venue: Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub
14:00 Break-Out Sessions (BOS) – Note that some BOS sessions are in Computer Science, the O’Reilly Building

BOS 1 DBpedia Tools and Tutorials (Presenters: Markus Ackermann, Markus Freudenberg & Ali Ismayilov) slides

venue: Small Conference Room, O’Reilly Building

This session will focus on providing tutorial information for new DBpedia users and to highlight new tools available.
Covered topics:

  • Wikipedia content, characteristics, use-cases, limitations
  • motivation of structured and linked representation of Wikipedia knowledge
  • DBpedia architecture and ontology
  • examples and demonstration of DBpedia usage
  • Sample Wikidata extraction

BOS 2 DBpedia as Gaeilge Chapter Meeting slides (Chairs: Caoilfhionn Lane and Bianca Pereira) venue: Seminar Room, Trinity Long Room Hub

  • this is where the DBpedia as Gaeilge Chapter meets for the first time.
  • It is planned to formalise this group and set an agenda for future work on the DBpedia as Gaeilge

BOS 3 The new DBpedia Ontology – (Chairs: Dimitris Kontokostas) venue: Neil Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub

  • DBpedia Ontology overview, by Gerard Kuys, Ordina, NL slides
  • DBpedia Ontology and Extractor Problems, by Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext slides
  • MissingBot – A Batch Editing Tool For the DBpedia Mappings Wiki, by Alexandru Todor, FU Berlin – Corporate Semantic Web, Germany slides
  • Integrating WebProtégé into the DBpedia Mappings Wiki, by Ralph Schäfermeier and Alexandru Todor, FU Berlin – Corporate Semantic Web, Germany slides
  • Fitting data to schema, by Alberto Tonon, eXascale Infolab, Université de Fribourg
  • Discussion on the new ontology editing workflow and future directions of the DBpedia ontology

BOS 4 NLP & DBpedia (Chairs: Sebastian Hellmann) venue: Large Conference Room, O’Reilly Building

  • From DBpedia & Wordnet hierarchies to LinkedIn & Twitter, by Aonghus McGovern, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Pundit, a Web Annotation tool, by Giulio Andreini, NET7, Italy slides
  • Type inferencing in DBpedia from free Text by Václav Zeman, UE, Prague, Czech Republic slides
  • Using DBpedia for spotting and disambiguating entities, by Julien Plu, Eurecom, France slides
15:30 Coffee venue: O’Reilly Building Foyer
16:00 Parallel Sessions (PS) – Note that all PS are in Computer Science

PS 1 DBpedia Developers (Chair: Alexandru Todor) venue: Large Conference Room, O’Reilly Building

  • Discussion on DBpedia development plans
  • DBpedia in Bulgarian by Vladimir Alexiev, Lead Data and Ontology Management, Ontotext Corp
  • Mapping Wikidata to DBpedia by Ali Ismayilov, University of Bonn
  • Like Discory Hub, Qakis and Corese, by Raphaël BOYER, WIMMICS, INRIA, France
  • State of DBpédia fr, by Raphaël BOYER, WIMMICS, INRIA, France
  • Further Talks to be announced

PS 2 DBpedia and Digital Humanities (Chair: Kevin Feeney) venue: Room 1.07, Lloyd Building

  • NB This session will only run from 1600 – 1700 (sharp) due to room availability restrictions
  • This session invites talks from all organisations using DBpedia for digital humanites applications.
  • Knowledge-driven Personalised Research Environments Owen Conlon, ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin slides
  • Interlinked Social Evolution Datasets, Z-Curve and Seshat Kevin Feeney, Seshat Project, Trinity College Dublin
  • Building Historical Geographical Datasets with DBpedia Odhran Gavin, Seshat Project, Trinity College Dublin
  • DRI, Linked Logainm and DBpedia Sandra Collins, Digital Repository of Ireland
  • The Arabic Wikipedia Initiative Fatima Al Harbi, ADAPT, Trinity College Dublin
17:30 Closing Words venue: O’Reilly Building Foyer
18:00 Informal social gathering at Café en Seine, 40 Dawson Street, Dublin 2