DBpedia Community


DBpedia is an open community project and highly welcomes new contributors. Learn how to get involved!

Thanks to the Wikipedia Community

DBpedia is essentially a data-oriented interface to the work of the Wikipedia community, and wouldn't exist without the massive contributions made by editors and authors at Wikipedia, or without the developers who built the underlying infrastructure that supports Wikipedia. DBpedia is intended to show how the information spread across many Wikipedia pages can be combined into a single integrated database. We hope this will make it easier for the amazing amount of information in Wikipedia to be used in new and interesting ways, and that it might inspire new mechanisms for navigating, linking and improving the encyclopaedia itself. DBpedia is our way of saying "thank you!" for Wikipedia...

DBpedia received major contributions from the following actors :



OpenLink Software

We DBpedians are especially grateful to OpenLink for continuous hosting of the main DBpedia Endpoint


Semantic Web Company

For their continous support in building the professional network around DBpedia and providing a professional look and feel to the website.

Institute for Applied Informatics

For the DBpedia Association

SEMANTiCS 2016: 12-15 Sep in Leipzig

For sponsoring part of the travel costs of DBpedia members for the meeting on September 15th


Research projects


ALIGNED - Software and Data Engineering

For funding the development of DBpedia as a project use-case and covering part of the travel cost


Creation of an industry knowledge base for the German industry.


Open Framework of E-services for Multilingual and Semantic Enrichment of Digital Content


http://georgiapolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/project_halo2.jpg Vulcan Inc. as part of Project Halo


finished research projects



LIDER Linked Data as an enabler of cross-media and multilingual content analytics for enterprises across Europe

Duration: 10/2013–09/2015


European Commission via the LOD2 project

Duration: 2010–2014

List of main individual contributors and their role in DBpedia


(developer list at sourceforge.net)


Companies that have provided us with a free license to their commercial tools

JetBrains grants a free license for IntelliJ to the DBpedia project:

Developed withJava IDE with all-level code UML diagrams:
from bird's eye to tiny details


A Brief History

Who started it?

The project was started in 2007. It is maintained by the following organisations:


The first face-to-face meeting in Leipzig 2009

Some members of the DBpedia Team at a meeting in Leipzig (December 2009). From left to right:
Sören AuerSebastian HellmannChris BizerChristopher SahnwaldtJens LehmannRobert IseleClaus Stadler