8th DBpedia Community Meeting in California 2016

October 27, 2016
6:30 pm CEST
United States

Very shortly after the largest DBpedia meeting to date we are crossing Atlantic for the second time. We are happy to announce that the 8th DBpedia meeting will be held in Sunnyvale on October 27th 2016, hosted by Yahoo.

The event will feature talks from Yahoo, IBM Watson, LinkedIn and Lattice amongst others. The topics will include knowledge graphs & machine learning, open data, open source and startups.

Please read below on different ways you can participate. We are looking forward to meeting again in person with the US-based DBpedia community.

Quick facts


18:30 – 19:00

  • Meet & Greet / Refreshments

19:00 – 19:15

  • Introductions (5”), Pablo Mendes

  • DBpedia state of affairs (10”), Dimitris Kontokostas (slides)

19:15 – 21:00

Invited talks (1h 45m)

  • Nicolas Torzec, Yahoo! Knowledge Graph

    • “Knowledge Base Completion from Web Tables”

  • Daniel Gruhl, IBM Watson

    • “Truth for the Impatient”.

  • Qi He, LinkedIn

    • “The LinkedIn Knowledge Graph” (slides)

  • Pablo Mendes, Lattice Data Inc.

    • “Strong NLP with Weak Supervision from DBpedia”

  • Margaret Warren, Metadata Authoring Systems, LLC

    • “ImageSnippets”

  • Stas Malyshev, Wikimedia

    • “Wikidata & Wikidata Query Service” (slides)

  • Jans Aasman, Franz Inc

    • “Data Exploration with Visual SPARQL Queries”

  • Sujan Perera, Knoesis

    • “Linking implicit entities with DBpedia” (slides)

  • Wang-Chiew Tan, RIT

    • “Enriching Lifestyles with Knowledge Graphs”

  • Tatiana Libman, Google

    • “The Google Knowledge Graph”

21:00 – 22:00

  • Networking + Refreshments


  • Closing Time: “you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here”



Attending the DBpedia Community meeting is free of charge, but seats are limited. Make sure to register to reserve a seat.

Call for Contribution

Please submit your proposal through our form. Contribution proposals may include (but are not limited to) presentations, demos, lightning talks, panels and session suggestions. We intend to accept as many proposals as possible in the available meeting time.


The meeting will take place at the Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale.


  • Yahoo! (Building E), 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA)

WiFi: YGuest


If you would like to become a sponsor for the 8th DBpedia Meeting, please contact the DBpedia Association.



For hosting the meeting and the catering


Google Summer of Code 2016

Amazing program and the reason some of our core DBpedia devs are visiting California


ALIGNED – Software and Data Engineering

For funding the development of DBpedia as a project use-case and covering part of the travel cost

Institute for Applied Informatics

For supporting the DBpedia Association

OpenLink Software

For continuous hosting of the main DBpedia Endpoint