How to start a DBpedia chapter?
We are looking for volunteers to support the creation of regional, language-specific and domain-specific chapters. At the moment DBpedia has around 15 language chapters, that are concerned with improving the extraction of data from language-specific Wikipedia versions. For example you can look at the Spanish DBpedia or the Dutch DBpedia.
In addition, we will support interested DBpedians to set up:
- more language chapters
- regional chapters, e.g. for cities or individual countries
- domain chapters, e.g. for law, medicine, media and science
The Dutch Chapter has provided a Sample DBpedia Chapter Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to use as a template for further chapters.
If you like what our project does but are still new to DBpedia there is a paper that can help you started:
- Dimitris Kontokostas, Charalampos Bratsas, Sören Auer, Sebastian Hellmann, Ioannis Antoniou, George Metakides, Internationalization of Linked Data: The case of the Greek DBpedia edition, Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, Volume 15, September 2012, Pages 51–61, ISSN 1570–8268, 10.1016/j.websem.2012.01.001.
DBpedia Language Chapters with institutional support:
Member orgs: 5
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Contact: Enno Meijers, Gertjan Felarski
Member orgs: 1
Contact: Charalambos Bratsas
Member orgs: 2
Contact: Agata Filipowska
Other language DBpedia chapter: