Get involved

You'd like to get involved in DBpedia? Choose from the options below and to the left, and become a part of the DBpedia community. As a starting point, please read the Learn About DBpedia Section or read Why DBpedia is so important.

Ways to Get in Touch

The DBpedia Community uses the following communication channels:

DBpedia Newsletter & Blog

Get the most important updates and results from the community discussion and association progress and events - Sign up here. The newsletters summarize the activity of a certain period. More frequently, we post things on our blog and there exists a Facebook site, a Facebook Group devoted to DBpedia and a #dbpedia Twitter channel.

Information for new users

If you would like to get more familiar with DBpedia first, please look at the must-reads in the Learn About DBpedia Section or read Why DBpedia is so important.

Support for users

We have a support page dedicated for support requests.

You can search for previous user questions in our Question and Answer portal. Please post any questions that you have there (Sign up required for posting).

DBpedia Association

You can reach the DBpedia Association via  the contact page. If you would like to become a member of the DBpedia Association, you find all benefits to join the association in the membership section.

General Community Discussion

As a central point for discussion we have one mailing lists, where we discuss the DBpedia development. Please send feedback and ideas to the DBpedia-discussion mailing list.
NOTE: all mails announcing tools or call to papers unrelated to DBpedia are not allowed. This is a community discussion list.

Developer Discussion

Slack is the main forum for DBpedia developers and technical discussions. If you would like to join contact us.

Ways to Contribute

You'd like to get involved in DBpedia? Choose from the options below and to the left, and become a part of the DBpedia community. As a starting point, please read the Learn About DBpedia Section

DBpedia Community Meetings

DBpedia community meetings are organized on a regular basis: check the dates and the topics discussed.

Become a DBpedia Student

Students can sign up for free at the DBpedia Association. We have many special programs that provide training and other opportunities to learn about DBpedia and extend your Semantic Web and programming skills.

Provide Answers to User Questions (Community Support)

If you already are a user of DBpedia you can help us by answering some DBpedia-related questions: http://support.dbpedia.org

Note: If you have given many good answers, we can issue you a certificate on request for your CV.

Small website contributions

  • Found an error? Or do you know a SPARQL query for our up-to-date SPARQL examples send them to us

  • General website feedback (better structure, bad links)

Quality Assurance and 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 and 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.

If you are unsure whether the bug is real, you can also use our Question & Answer support system. http://support.dbpedia.org

Your project on our Website and Newsletter

If you have any projects or announcements related to DBpedia that you would like to publish in the projects section on our website please contact us. We are always open for new collaboration.

DBpedia mappings

Wikipedia infoboxes are the most abundant source of information for DBpedia. The DBpedia Mappings Wiki is where our community creates new mappings and updates old ones. To get started, create an account on the mappings wiki, and ask for editor permissions by posting your account name as an answer to this question. You can also help us to improve the documentation on the wiki for new users.

DBpedia ontology

Besides the infobox mappings, the mappings wiki can be used to edit the DBpedia ontology. If you are an ontology engineer, you can join our expert DBpedia ontology committee.

Local DBpedia Chapters

DBpedia is available in many languages, and the mappings wiki is enabled in the most popular ones. If there is no local DBpedia in your language (e.g., xx.dbpedia.org), you can start by creating a local community and contacting us at http://support.dbpedia.org or via email to help you bootstrap your DBpedia.

Development

If you know how to code in any of Scala, Java, Shell Scripting, Python, etc., there is a DBpedia project that can use your help. We keep an overview over all the code projects we have at our separate development page.

Our main orga repositories are DBpedia and DBpedia-Spotlight on Github, and we try to keep dev-related information directly on github. Slack is the main forum for DBpedia developers and technical discussions. If you would like to join contact us. Before you jump directly into code, take a look on our DBpedia Development page for more meta information.