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Re: DBpedia 3.2 release, including DBpedia Ontology and RDF links to Freebase

From: Azamat <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:06:20 +0200
Message-ID: <004601c94954$8acf9430$a104810a@homepc>
To: "Georgi Kobilarov" <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>
Cc: "'SW-forum'" <semantic-web@w3.org>, <public-lod@w3.org>

''Most people don't care about structure, they care about content.''

I am sorry... but that's just nonsense. There is no content (elements) 
without structure (context, elements' relationships, consolidative meaning), 
as there is no structure without content.  If your application without 
structure (unifying context), it is just an alphabet soup of data.
Azamat

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Georgi Kobilarov" <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>
To: "Azamat" <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>; "SW-forum" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: <public-lod@w3.org>; <dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:37 AM
Subject: RE: DBpedia 3.2 release, including DBpedia Ontology and RDF links 
to Freebase


> Ontology is designed to put all things in their natural places, not to
> make mess of the real world;

Most people don't care about structure, they care about content.

DBpedia makes Wikipedia's implicit structure explicit in order to make
its content more accessible and (re)usable.

That's it.


--
Georgi Kobilarov
Freie Universitšt Berlin
www.georgikobilarov.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-lod-request@w3.org [mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Azamat
> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 8:38 PM
> To: 'SW-forum'
> Cc: public-lod@w3.org; dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net;
> dbpedia-announcements@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: DBpedia 3.2 release, including DBpedia Ontology and RDF
> links to Freebase
>
>
> Monday, November 17, 2008 2:11 PM, Chris Bizer wrote:
> 'We are happy to announce the release of DBpedia version 3.2. ... More
> information about the ontology is found at:
> http://wiki.dbpedia.org/Ontology'
>
> While opening, we see the following types of Resource, seemingly
Entity
> or
> Thing:
>
> Resource (Person, Ethnic group, Organization, Infrastructure, Planet,
> Work,
> Event, Means of Transportation, Anatomic structure, Olympic record,
> Language, Chemical compound, Species, Weapon, Protein, Disease,
Supreme
> Court of the US, Grape, Website, Music Genre, Currency, Beverage,
> Place).
>
> I am of opinion to support the developers even when they misdirect.
But
> this
> 'classification' meant to be used for 'wikipedia's infobox-to-ontology
> mappings' is a complete disorder, having a chance for the URL
> http://wiki.dbpedia.org/Mess.
> Ontology is designed to put all things in their natural places, not to
> make
> mess of the real world; if you deal with chemical compound and
protein,
> it
> requests an arrangement like as protein < macromolecule < organic
> compound <
> chemical compound < matter, substance < physical entity < entity. The
> same
> with other things, however hard, rocky and trying it may be.
>
> This test and trial proves again that any web ontology language
> projects,
> programming applications or semantic systems, are foredoomed without
> fundamental ontological schema.
>
> azamat abdoullaev
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Bizer" <chris@bizer.de>
> To: <public-lod@w3.org>; "'Semantic Web'" <semantic-web@w3.org>;
> <dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net>;
> <dbpedia-announcements@lists.sourceforge.net>
> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 2:11 PM
> Subject: ANN: DBpedia 3.2 release, including DBpedia Ontology and RDF
> links
> to Freebase
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> we are happy to announce the release of DBpedia version 3.2.
>
> The new knowledge base has been extracted from the October 2008
> Wikipedia
> dumps. Compared to the last release, the new knowledge base provides
> three
> mayor improvements:
>
>
> 1. DBpedia Ontology
>
> DBpedia now features a shallow, cross-domain ontology, which has been
> manually created based on the most commonly used infoboxes within
> Wikipedia.
> The ontology currently covers over 170 classes which form a
subsumption
> hierarchy and have 940 properties. The ontology is instanciated by a
> new
> infobox data extraction method which is based on hand-generated
> mappings of
> Wikipedia infoboxes to the DBpedia ontology. The mappings define
> fine-granular rules on how to parse infobox values. The mappings also
> adjust
> weaknesses in the Wikipedia infobox system, like having different
> infoboxes
> for the same class (currently 350 Wikipedia templates are mapped to
170
> ontology classes), using different property names for the same
property
> (currently 2350 Wikipedia template properties are mapped to 940
> ontology
> properties), and not having clearly defined datatypes for property
> values.
> Therefore, the instance data within the infobox ontology is much
> cleaner and
> better structured than the infobox data within the DBpedia infobox
> dataset
> that is generated using the old infobox extraction code. The DBpedia
> ontology currently contains about 882.000 instances.
>
> More information about the ontology is found at:
> http://wiki.dbpedia.org/Ontology
>
>
> 2. RDF Links to Freebase
>
> Freebase is an open-license database which provides data about million
> of
> things from various domains. Freebase has recently released an Linked
> Data
> interface to their content. As there is a big overlap between DBpedia
> and
> Freebase, we have added 2.4 million RDF links to DBpedia pointing at
> the
> corresponding things in Freebase. These links can be used to smush and
> fuse
> data about a thing from DBpedia and Freebase.
>
> For more information about the Freebase links see:
> http://blog.dbpedia.org/2008/11/15/dbpedia-is-now-interlinked-with-
> freebase-
> links-to-opencyc-updated/
>
>
> 3. Cleaner Abstacts
>
> Within the old DBpedia dataset it occurred that the abstracts for
> different
> languages contained Wikpedia markup and other strange characters. For
> the
> 3.2 release, we have improved DBpedia's abstract extraction code which
> results in much cleaner abstracts that can safely be displayed in user
> interfaces.
>
>
> The new DBpedia release can be downloaded from:
>
> http://wiki.dbpedia.org/Downloads32
>
> and is also available via the DBpedia SPARQL endpoint at
>
> http://dbpedia.org/sparql
>
> and via DBpedia's Linked Data interface. Example URIs:
>
> http://dbpedia.org/resource/Berlin
> http://dbpedia.org/page/Oliver_Stone
>
> More information about DBpedia in general is found at:
>
> http://wiki.dbpedia.org/About
>
>
> Lots of thanks to everybody who contributed to the Dbpedia 3.2
release!
>
> Especially:
>
> 1. Georgi Kobilarov (Freie Universitšt Berlin) who designed and
> implemented
> the new infobox extraction framework.
> 2. Anja Jentsch (Freie Universitšt Berlin) who contributed to
> implementing
> the new extraction framework and wrote the infobox to ontology class
> mappings.
> 3. Paul Kreis (Freie Universitšt Berlin) who improved the datatype
> extraction code.
> 4. Andreas Schultz (Freie Universitšt Berlin) for generating the
> Freebase to
> DBpedia RDF links.
> 5. Everybody at OpenLink Software for hosting DBpedia on a Virtuoso
> server
> and for providing the statistics about the new Dbpedia knowledge base.
>
> Have fun with the new DBpedia knowledge base!
>
> Cheers
>
> Chris
>
>
> --
> Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer
> Web-based Systems Group
> Freie Universitšt Berlin
> +49 30 838 55509
> http://www.bizer.de
> chris@bizer.de
>
>
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