GSOC 2018

DBpedia & DBpedia Spotlight @ GSoC 2018


For the 6th time in a row, DBpedia is part of the Google Summer of Code program (GSoC). And this year our developers and mentors drafted exceptional projects to challenge all the smart minds out there. DBpedia is now looking for students who want to work with us during this summer. You can bring your own ideas forward or work on projects we compiled. We got excited with our new ideas, we hope you will get excited too.

Want  to find out more? 

Pre-Application Phase 

Go and read our project ideas on GitHub. See if one of them appeals to you. If you have questions regarding the ideas, please read the FAQ's first and in case your problem isn't solved, comment directly on the idea in our GitHub issue tracker. In this pre-application stage we kindly ask you to refrain from sending us e-mails or spamming other DBpedia channels with GSoC questions. In this phase, communication between you and us is preferred to happen solely through GitHub.
Exception: In case you want to apply with your own project idea, please send an email with a project draft to Please make sure the draft adheres to the structure of our project ideas.
Thank you for your consideration.

Application Phase - Please continue reading, If you are a candidate student

Official start of student application is March 12th, 2018. If you are certain about a project and like to participate in this year's GSoC, there are already a few things you can do. Please carefully read all of the instructions below and start getting in touch with us.
Please note: You have to officially apply through GSoC's website. Please make sure to get in touch with our mentors before finalizing your proposal in order to increase the quality of your idea.

In addition to the GSoC rules and for transparency reasons:

  • DBpedia does not accept any student that is affiliated with a DBpedia member organization.
  • Any relations between the student and current DBpedia mentors and/or DBpedia member organizations must be disclosed. Such relations does not exclude the student but, will be examined on a case by case basis. This is to ensure we have fair & equal treatment to all students.

Some hints before you apply for DBpedia projects

  • increase your visibility in the DBpedia Community
  • Start communicating with current DBpedia developers as early as possible
    • ​That way, you can get to know each other and tailor a proposal to something that DBpedia really needs and wants.
  • ​Join our  DBpedia-discussion -mailinglist, where we discuss current DBpedia developments. NOTE: all mails announcing tools or call to papers unrelated to DBpedia are not allowed. This is a community discussion list.
  • If you like to join DBpedia developers discussion and technical discussions sign up and join us in  Slack
  • Become a DBpedia Student and sign up for free at the DBpedia Association.