Program 10th DBpedia Community Meeting


Meet & Greet

09:00 - 10:30

Opening Session 

chair: Sebastian Hellmann

room 6+7

  • Opening by Enno Meijers, KB
  • (40+5) Even the Changes Are Changing: A New Age of Cognitive Computing by Chris Welty, Google Research NY slides
  • (40+5) Semantic Technology for Development: Semantic Web without the Web? by Victor de Boer, VU University slides

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

DBpedia Showcase Session

chair: Magnus Knuth

room 6+7

  • So you want to grow the community… now what?” Lieke Verhelst (Dutch DBpedia) will discuss with Jan-Bart de Vreede (Kennisnet, former member of the Wikimedia Foundation) the challenges of growing an open community and create a more formal structure. What are the advantages, what are the pitfalls and what lessons can be learned from other communities such as Wikimedia?


  • (20) Linking DBpedia to Digital Humanities by Carlos Martinez-Ortiz, Netherlands eScience Center
  • 2016-10 Release Highlights by Markus Freudenberg, AKSW/KILT slides
  • Virtuoso 8 and Scalable Attributed-based Access Controls (ABAC) by Patrick van Kleef, Openlink Software slides
  • Learning to Associate DBpedia Entities like Humans by Joern Hees, DFKI (demo) slides
  • Towards Using UnifiedViews for Executing DBpedia Data Extraction and Curation Tasks by Tomas Knap, Semantic Web Company slides
  • Sustainable Linked Data Generation: The Case of DBpedia by Wouter Maroy, imec slides
  • Mappings UI by Ismael Rodríguez, Polytechnic University of Catalonia

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:15

Parallel Sessions

PS1: DBpedia Association Hour: discussion/feedback 

room 8

  • Open discussion and feedback

PS2: DBpedia Tutorial Session by Markus Freudenberg, AKSW/KILT

room 9 slides

(For people who want to learn about DBpedia)

14:15 - 15:00

Parallel Sessions

PS1: DBpedia Ontology

chair: Sebastian Hellmann & Gerard Kuys

room 8

PS2: NLP & DBpedia

chair: Milan Dojchinovski, AKSW/KILT

room 9

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break 

15:30 - 16:30

Breakout Sessions 

BS1: Dutch DBpedia Hour

chair: Enno Meijers

room 8

In this open session we will discuss the tasks and responsibilities for sustaining and developing the Dutch DBpedia. The topics will be about organizing the Dutch Chapter, communication, technical infrastructure and content improvement. Our reference for this discussion will be the tasks and responsibilities stated in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Huygens ING, KB, VU, iMec en Beeld en Geluid. Together with representatives of these organizations and members of the Dutch DBpedia Community we will decide on a operational plan for the coming period.

BS2: Joint Session with the Workshop “Linked Data Quality Assessment and Improvement from Academia to Industry

chair: Valentine Charles and Antoine Isaac, Amrapali Zaveri, Wouter Beek, Péter Király, Magnus Knuth

room 6+7

This joint session will consist in hands-on activities around tools support the analysis of data quality.

  • RDFUnit Presentation (Validation in DBpedia) by Dimitris Kontokostas, GeoPhy slides 
  • ShEx Validation with Wikidata by Eric Prud'hommeaux & Andra Waagmeeste slides
  • DBpedia Links Repository by Magnus Knuth & Amit Kirschenbaum, AKSW/KILT slides

16:40 - 17:15

Closing Session 

chair: Sebastian Hellmann

room 6+7

  • We will talk with Mike Tung, CEO and founder from diffbot, about the DBpedia NLP department via videostream. slides

17:15 +

Continue networking in a near pub over beer.

address: Golden Brown Bar

JP Heijestraat 146

1054 MK Amsterdam