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DBpedia 3.6 AMI Available


In line with prior releases of DBpedia, there is a new 3.6 edition of the DBpedia AMI available from Amazon EC2.

What is a DBpedia AMI?

A preconfigured Virtuoso Cluster Edition database that includes a preloaded DBpedia dataset. The entire deliverable is packaged as an Amazon Machine Instance (AMI); which is a cloud hosted virtual machine.

Why is it Important?

It enables you to productively exploit the power of the DBpedia within minutes. Basically, you can make DBpedia instances that serve you personal or service  specific needs. Thus, you do not have to constrain your use of DBpedia via the live instance which is configured for Web Scale use, based on server side constraints that affect concurrent connections, query timeouts, and result set sizes.

How do I use it?

Simply follow the instructions in the DBpedia AMI guide which boils down to:

  1. Instantiating a Virtuoso EC2 AMI
  2. Mounting the Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) snapshot that hosts the preloaded Virtuoso Database.