Groepen binnen DBpedia

DBpedia is een open community project en verwelkomt iedereen die wil bijdragen. De leden van de DBpedia community overleggen met elkaar via de volgende kanalen:


We horen graag je mening over DBpedia en staan open voor ideeën ter verbetering.

Koppel terug naar de mail-lijst DBpedia-discussion. Deze mail-lijst is het belangrijkste forum voor discussies over DBpedia.

Als je liever alleen op de hoogte wilt blijven over wat er rondom DBpedia gebeurt, dan kun je je abonneren op onze minder frequente mail-lijst DBpedia-announcements.

Een overzicht van alle mail-lijsten is hier te vinden.

Community bijeenkomsten

DBpedia community bijeenkomsten worden regelmatig, doorgaans twee keer per jaar, georganiseerd:  Bekijk de datums en wat er op het programma staat of heeft gestaan.

Quality Assurance en Bug Tracking

To improve the DBpedia data quality we need your feedback.

  • Did any problems occur when you loaded the data sets? What were they?
  • Did you see any incorrect extractions in the data? What were they?
  • Did you notice any undetected units, currencies, etc?
  • Did any problems occur with list parsing? Where?

We try to extensively analyze the data sets, but also rely on the support of users and the community to establish a better extract-release cycle for the DBpedia data sets.

Please submit all known problems to the DBpedia bugtracker.

Please include:

  • the data set in which you found the problem;
  • the triples concerned;
  • a description of the problem; and
  • how it should look (from your point of view)

We will try to come up with a solution, fix the extraction algorithms, and publish improved data sets as soon as possible.

One useful tool for stress-testing the extraction process is the Random DBpedia Page.


The DBpedia Extraction framework tries to extract as much information as possible from Wikipedia. However, there are plenty of interesting facts on Wikipedia that are currently not included in DBpedia, for a variety of reasons.

The framework is easily extended and we offer the possibility to do this yourself, increasing the likelihood of your desired data being included in the next DBpedia release. The setup process and a guide to creating a new extractor can be found on the Famework documentation pages.

If you prefer, you can submit a feature request at Sourceforge. Remember that this is largely a volunteer effort, and requests may take some time to be satisfied.

Mappings Wiki

With the DBpedia 3.5 release, we introduced a public Mappings Wiki for writing infobox mappings, editing existing ones as well as editing the DBpedia ontology. This allows external contributors to define mappings for the infoboxes they are interested in and to extend the existing DBpedia ontology with additional classes and properties.


We also discuss the project on our Blog.

Facebook Group

There exists a Facebook site and a Facebook Group devoted to DBpedia.

DBpedia Consulting

Occasionally we receive requests for commercial support and consulting regarding DBpedia data sets, DBpedia applications, and the Semantic Web in general. Please direct to consulting inquiries Sören Auer, Chris Bizer, or OpenLink Software.


You can support DBpedia Groups via Donations to the DBpedia Association.

Cooperating effectively in an open-source project is an art rather than an ordered process. One of the main challenges for cooperation is communication:

  • setting common goals
  • avoiding duplicate work by coordination
  • relying on a working infrastructure to avoid miscommunication
  • reporting results to the whole community

We invented a process to form a DBpedia Group. Please ask for it, if you are interested. The DBpedia Association will provide support to groups.

Goals of a group

Rough consensus and working code

How to create a group

  1. New groups need to be discussed with other DBpedia members first. There should be consensus on the mailing list or during a meeting what goals and concrete deliverables the group has 
  2. choose the most appropriate name from the following list
  3. Start a wiki page as a subpage of
  4. announce it on the mailing list to get people to join the group