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ANN: 1st DBpedia Community meeting, 30th January at VU Amsterdam

From: Sebastian Hellmann <hellmann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:08:59 +0100
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1st DBpedia Community Meeting
Web URL: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Amsterdam2014
**Submission of presentations open**: 

The DBpedia Project in 2014: from a hosted data set to a public data 
infrastructure for the Web of Data. As the DBpedia community has grown 
extensively, we think that the time has come to get everybody in one 
large room and meet. We hope to get together three major groups involved 
in DBpedia: the /DBpedia developers and maintainers/, the communities 
of the individual /DBpedia language chapters/ and, of course, the 
/DBpedia users/.

Quick Facts
When: January 30th, 2014
Where: VU Amsterdam, Netherlands (behind the high main building, nr 4 on 
the map )
Host: Dutch DBpedia Chapter (http://nl.dbpedia.org) and the VU Amsterdam
Call for Contribution: **Submission Open** 
Registration: see http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Amsterdam2014
Co-located with the PiLOD 2.0 meeting (http://www.pilod.nl) on January 
29th, 2014


  * We would especially like to thank Bibliotheek.nl -- Public Libraries 
of the Netherlands (http://bibliotheek.nl/) for supporting the Dutch 
DBpedia Chapter.
  * Koninklijke Bibliotheek -- National library of the Netherlands 
(http://www.kb.nl) for supporting the Dutch DBpedia Chapter and 
providing lunch for the meeting.
  * VU Amsterdam (http://www.vu.nl/) kindly provided the facilities for 
the meeting, with special thanks to Lora Arroyo from Biography Net 
  * OpenLink Software (http://www.openlinksw.com/) for continuous 
hosting of the main DBpedia Endpoint

(Please see http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Amsterdam2014 for complete 

The meeting will be held at VU Amsterdam on Jan 30th and is co-located 
with the PiLOD 2.0 (http://www.pilod.nl) meeting one day earlier. The 
first session will be a discussion about the DBpedia State-of-Play, 
where core members of the DBpedia community present certain aspects of 
DBpedia and the audience is invited to give feedback and ask questions. 
The second session will be dedicated to users of DBpedia. We would like 
to invite companies, organisations and other project to shortly present 
their use cases for DBpedia and give input on how we can improve DBpedia 
for users. Free slots still available, apply here: 

After the lunch, we plan to have three break-out sessions for the topics 
(1) DBpedia and Library, (2) Linking text to LOD entities and (3) What 
is wrong with DBpedia? Developers discussion on how to improve our baby. 
Finally, the last parallel sessions are planned as: DBpedia tutorial, 
DBpedia I18N developers' session and a Local Dutch DBpedia Chapter 
Meeting with the additional possibility to continue break out sessions.

-> Note the Local Dutch DBpedia Chapter might be held one day earlier at 
the Pilod meeting, please look here for updates in a couple of days ( 
written Jan 14th) .

==== About DBpedia ====
Source: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/system/files/swj499.pdf
The DBpedia community project extracts structured, multilingual 
knowledge from Wikipedia and makes it freely available using Semantic 
Web and Linked Data standards. The extracted knowledge, comprising more 
than 1.8 billion facts, is structured according to an ontology 
maintained by the community. The knowledge is obtained from different 
Wikipedia language editions, thus covering more than 100 languages, and 
mapped to the community ontology. The resulting data sets are linked to 
more than 30 other data sets in the Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud. The 
DBpedia project was started in 2006 and has meanwhile attracted large 
interest in research and practice. Being a central part of the LOD 
cloud, it serves as a connection hub for other data sets. For the 
research community, DBpedia provides a testbed serving real world data 
spanning many domains and languages. Due to the continuous growth of 
Wikipedia, DBpedia also provides an increasing added value for data 
acquisition, re-use and integration tasks within organisations. In this 
system report, we give an overview over the DBpedia community project, 
including its architecture, technical implementation, maintenance, 
internationalisation, usage statistics and showcase some popular DBpedia 

Travel Grants / Sponsorship

Some of the DBpedia developers work on DBpedia in their free-time and 
will not have institutional funding to come to the meeting. Therefore, 
we are still looking for sponsors for travel grants (as well as coffee 
and food for the sessions). If you are interested to sponsor this 
meeting, please fill out this form to request more information: 

Given we can acquire a sponsor, participants can apply for a travel 
grant here: http://tinyurl.com/DBpedia-amsterdam-2014 or email Sebastian 
(who will then add your request to the form ;) )
These grants will be awarded depending on the standing in the community 
and community activity, e.g. Google Summer of Code participation or Git 
Commits to DBpedia framework, activity on the mailing lists, etc.

We hope to see you there,
Gerard, Gerald (from Dutch DBpedia), Mariano from the Spanish DBpedia 
and Dimitris and Sebastian

Sebastian Hellmann
Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig
* *30th January, 2014*: 1st DBpedia Community meeting 
* *Sept. 2014* MLODE
Venha para a Alemanha como PhD: http://bis.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/csf
Projects: http://dbpedia.org, http://nlp2rdf.org, 
http://linguistics.okfn.org, http://dbpedia.org/Wiktionary
Homepage: http://bis.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/SebastianHellmann
Research Group: http://aksw.org
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