Membership

What is the DBpedia Association?

The DBpedia Association was founded in 2014 to support DBpedia and the DBpedia Community. Since then we are making slow, but steady progress towards professionalizing DBpedia for its users and forming an effective network out of the loosely organised DBpedia community. The DBpedia Association is currently situated in Leipzig, Germany and affiliated with the non-profit organisation Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V.

If you are interested in DBpedia, you can read Why DBpedia is so important or have a look at the About page.

Join the DBpedia Association

If you would like to become a member of the DBpedia Association, please go directly to the application form or contact us.

Benefits to join the association (excerpt)

Member contact

  • get in contact with the DBpedia community
  • join our private member channel and get feedback

Backlinking

  • we know effective ways to make your data visible, receive more hits and increase data usage
  • we will collaborate with the responsible person for linking, e.g. your Chief Data Officer (CDO)
    • we will work together to retrieve your links regularly and have DBpedia point at your
    • we will clearly mark the distinction to open data to communicate your value properly to users
    • we can discover links from non-DBpedia sources that point to your data
    • we can deliver these to you to deepen your link network, pushing your data strategy and rewards

Networking

  • as a member organisation you can send a representative to the Advisory Committee (AC)
  • influence the development of DBpedia
  • be elected to one of the two Board of Trustee seats reserved for the AC
  • have high-level discussion on where DBpedia and Linked Data should go
  • find technically skilled collaborators and use synergies to push Linked Data as a community

Data Fusion

  • As member of the AC you have direct influence which datasets are prioritized and scheduled next for fusion.

Sponsoring Member

  • being a sponsoring member is a taxable service
  • we will add a link from your logo back to your organisation
  • we will mention you at events and on the website

Collaborate with some of the Brightest Young Minds in Data Science

  • get in contact with the DBpedia community and student, who already joined the DBpedia Association
  • We assume that every student trained on Semantic Data Management, be it Bachelor, Master, PhD has encountered DBpedia in some form during his educational career.
  • We give these students the opportunity to become members of the Association for free.
  • We give students access to the DBpedia bill-board, which can be filled by organisational association members.

Membership Types and benefits

Membership applicants of the DBpedia Association can request a membership fee reduction. For further details contact dbpedia@infai.org.

 

non-Member

Student

Individual

Self-employed, Startup

Research Institute & Organisation

Sponsoring Organisation
Membership fee - free 50€ 100-250€ 1250€ - 5000€ 15,000€
Download the data and use the public services
Get Involved with the Community

Ability to upload backlinks to Github (Do-it-yourself)

Support for adding backlinks to your data and see who is linking to you no no no no
Chance to join the Community committee (invite-only based on merit) yes, employees yes, employees

Representation in Advisory Committee (AC Rep)

no no no
Community channels for support e.g. the mailing list or idea board

Association contact (a special channel in addition to community channel)

no

Access to training / mentoring opportunities

no

Data Fusion, Ability to prioritize datasets via AC rep

no

no

no

no

Hiring (Chance to post and access internships, jobs, thesis)

no

Mentioning in the member list

no

Submit demos of DBpedia usage at http://wiki.dbpedia.org/projects

no

Note: it is DBpedia’s explicit policy that there are no barriers based on payment. All capabilities are additionally provided on a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) basis. Members get additional support and Sponsoring members receive more visibility in some places. Individuals joining the Community Committee do not require membership and are invited based on community merit (2-3 personal recommendation necessary).