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
Support for users - The DBpedia Forum
We have our community-driven DBpedia Forum dedicated to support requests and as platform to collect information and provide assistance of almost any kind.You can search for previous user questions and other issues. Please post any questions that you have there.
General Community Discussion
As a central point for discussion we have one mailing list, 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.
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 - DBpedia Forum)
If you already are a user of DBpedia you can help us by answering some DBpedia-related questions: https://forum.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 DBpedia Forum: https://forum.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.
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.
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 via the DBpedia Forum or via email to help you bootstrap your DBpedia.
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.