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Recap 2023: A Year with DBpedia


Can you believe it..? … sixteen years ago the first DBpedia dataset was released. Sixteen years of development, improvements and growth. Now more than 4,100 GByte of data is hosted on the DBpedia Databus. We want to take this as an opportunity to send out a big “Thank you!” to all contributors, developers, members, hosters, funders, believers and DBpedia enthusiasts who made that possible. Thank you for your support!

In the upcoming blog series, we will take you on a retrospective tour through 2023. Furthermore, we will give you insights into a year with DBpedia. In the following we will also highlight our past events. 

Snapshot Release

We are pleased to announce immediate availability of a new edition of the free and publicly accessible SPARQL Query Service Endpoint and Linked Data Pages, for interacting with the new Snapshot Dataset. In 2023, we released version 2022-12 release with all the features since version 2022-09. The current Snapshot Release contains more than 850 million facts (triples). Please check more details on our website.

Google Summer of Code (GSoC)

For the 12th year in a row, we have been able to support and guide young, ambitious developers who have joined us as an open source organization. We encouraged them to work on a programming project this summer. Each year we have been inspired by new project ideas, many amazing contributors, and mostly great project results that have shaped the future of DBpedia. If you want to have deeper insights in our GSoC contributors work you can find their blogs and repos on the DBpedia blog.

DBpedia @ Leipzig Semantic Web Day

On June 28, 2023, Sebastian Hellmann presented the DBpedia Databus 2.1. at Data Week Leipzig. Data Week is the networking and exchange event for highlighting scientific, economic, and social perspectives of data and its use, where industry, citizens, science, and public authorities can enter into dialogue. Data Week Leipzig took place June 26-30, 2023. Please find Sebastian’s slides here.

In the upcoming blog post after the holidays we will give you more insights in the past events and technical achievements. We are now looking forward to the year 2024. The DBpedia team plans to have a tutorial at the LREC-COLING 2024 conference and the DBpedia Day at SEMANTiCS 2024 conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Above all, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. In the meantime, stay tuned and check our Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn channels. You can subscribe to our Newsletter for the latest news and information around DBpedia.

Julia & Maria,   

on behalf of the DBpedia Association