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Trinity College Dublin

KDEG/TLRB ALIGNED and CENDARI projects to host 3rd DBpedia Community meeting

News Date: 
January 8, 2015

Web URL: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2015
Submission of presentations open: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2015#h451-8

After the big success of the first two DBpedia Community Meeting in Amsterdam and Leipzig with more than 70 international participants, the third edition of the event will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on February 9, 2015.

The meeting will have a special focus on DBpedia in Digital Humanities, the bootstrapping of an Irish Language DBpedia Community and the new structure of the DBpedia Association.

The DBpedia Project has developed from a hosted data set to the public data infrastructure for the Web of Data. The DBpedia Community Meeting aims to get together three major groups being involved in DBpedia: the DBpedia developers and maintainers, the communities of the individual DBpedia language chapters and, of course, the DBpedia users.

Quick Facts
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● Web URL: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2015
● When: February 9th, 2015
● Where: Dublin, Ireland
● Host: Trinity College Dublin and the DBpedia Gaelic Chapter
● Call for Contributions: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2015#h451-8
● Registration: Free to participate but only through registration. http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2015
● Twitter: #DBpediaDublin

Acknowledgements
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● The ALIGNED and CENDARI projects for hosting and organisational support.
● OpenLink Software (http://www.openlinksw.com/) for continuous hosting of the main DBpedia Endpoint

Preliminary Agenda
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The meeting will be held at Trinity Long Room Hub (2nd floor), break-out sessions will also be in the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland on Feb. 9, 2015. The first session will contain talks and discussions 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. A detailed program will be continuously updated on the DBpedia Website. There will be a dedicated break-out session on DBpedia and Digital Humanities. Again, we also plan to have several break-out sessions for trending DBpedia topics to enable further discussion on how to improve DBpedia.

Call for Contributions
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We would like to invite companies, organisations, research groups and other projects to shortly present their use cases for DBpedia and give input on how we can improve DBpedia for users. Free slots still available and will be handled on a first come first serve basis. Contribution proposals include (but are not limited to) presentations, posters, demos, lightning talks and session suggestions. For Dublin we are especially interested to hear from DBpedia users, developers involved in the Digital Humanities area.

● Submission Upload Form: http://goo.gl/forms/a2K1WDg5HW
● Deadline for contributions: January 31, 2015

==== 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 applications.

Travel Grants / Sponsorship
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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: http://goo.gl/forms/a2K1WDg5HW

Given we can acquire a sponsor, participants can apply for a travel grant here: http://goo.gl/forms/a2K1WDg5HW.
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 all in Dublin:
● Rob Brennan, ALIGNED Project, ADAPT Centre, KDEG, Trinity College Dublin
● Jennifer Edmond, CENDARI Project, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
● Kevin Feeney, ALIGNED Project, ADAPT Centre, KDEG, Trinity College Dublin
● Sandra Collins, Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy
● Dimitris Kontokostas, DBpedia Association & AKSW Leipzig
● Sebastian Hellmann, DBpedia Association & AKSW Leipzig