Revolutionize Wikipedia Search

April 28, 2015 by DBpedia, Categories: Research Project

Wikipedia currently only supports keyword-based search and does not allow more expressive queries like "Give me all cities in New Jersey with more than 10,000 inhabitants" or "Give me all Italian musicians from the 18th century." This lowers the overall utility of Wikipedia.

One major application domain for the DBpedia data set is to enable sophisticated queries against Wikipedia, which could revolutionize the access to this valuable knowledge source.

Here are three prototypical search interfaces using different approaches to improve Wikipedia search:

Examples of different queries that can be asked against DBpedia are found on the OnlineAccess and Datasets pages.

URL to the DBpedia Use Case: 

http://wiki.dbpedia.org/FacetedSearch