DBpedia & DBpedia Spotlight @ GSoC 2015
DBpedia is a veteran organization at the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and would like to invite everybody who is interested to team up with our joint DBpedia & DBpedia Spotlight application for 2015.
For those who don't know what GSoC is, please go to http://wiki.dbpedia.org/gsoc2015#h459-6
1 Our GSoC 2015 ideas
Check them out here: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/gsoc2015/ideas#h460-5
2 For Students
Before you apply please read this: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/gsoc2015/ideas#h460-2
You should also check out application template: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/gsoc2015/apply
3 Our awesome mentors
Our mentors are all reliable members of the DBpedia and DBpedia Spotlight communities. Most of them have been active for more than one year now and have submitted several commits to our codebase or the mappings wiki. They all hold a stake in the DBpedia project, as their daily work relies in some form on the output produced by DBpedia and DBpedia Spotlight.
Below you can find the complete list, in alphabetical order.
- Alexandru Todor (bakaranma, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.corporate-semantic-[..]alexandru-todor.html) lives in Berlin, Germany, and works as a researcher at the Free University of Berlin. He is the maintainer of the German Chapter of DBpedia and his current PhD work focuses on entity recognition.
- Axel Ngonga (http://aksw.org/AxelNgonga) co-leads AKSW and is interested in Semantic Web technologies and Natural Language Processing. He has co-written several frameworks on question answering and keyword search for RDF knowledge bases, especially DBpedia.
- David Przybilla (email@example.com, https://github.com/dav009) lives in London, UK, works at IdioPlatform in the R&D team. He is a contributor to the DBpedia Spotlight Project.
- Dimitris Kontokostas (jimkont, http://aksw.org/DimitrisKontokostas.html) Dimitris lives in Veria, Greece. He is a researcher at AKSW Group of Leipzig University and co-maintains the DBpedia project.
- Dinesh Reddy (firstname.lastname@example.org, https://hpi.de//meinel/lehrstu[..]ts/dinesh-reddy.html) is researcher and PhD student at Hasso-Platnner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam, Germany. His main research topics are Semantic Web, DBpedia, and NLP.
- Jens Lehmann (email@example.com, http://jens-lehmann.org) is co-lead of the AKSW research group at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and interested in semantic technologies and machine learning. He is co-founder of DBpedia and was responsible for the initial extraction framework, several DBpedia releases and is currently supervising several projects around DBpedia.
- Magnus Knuth (mgns, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/[..]ts/magnus_knuth.html) is researcher and PhD student at HPI in Potsdam, living in Berlin, Germany. His work focusses on Linked Data cleansing and change management.
- Marco Fossati (marfos, email@example.com, http://wed.fbk.eu/people/profile/fossati) lives in Trento, Italy. He is the Italian DBpedia chapter representative and has been a GSoC mentor for 2 years. He works as a data scientist at SpazioDati, in collaboration with the Web of Data research unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler. Currently focused on Fact Extraction from Wikipedia Text, Crowdsourcing for Lexical Semantics, Taxonomy Learning from Wikipedia Categories.
- Mariano Rico (MarianoRico, mariano.rico, firstname.lastname@example.org, homepage) is a postdoc researcher at the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)in Madrid, Spain. Responsible for the Spanish DBpedia Chapter).
- Michele Mostarda (michele.mostarda, email@example.com, http://www.michelemostarda.it) is a software engineer working on Semantic Web since 2006. He is currently employed as a technologist at Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento, Italy. He has been involved in Big Data, Linked Open Data and Machine Learning projects like Sindice, Any23, JSONpedia and MachineLinking.
- Patrick Westphal (patrick.aksw, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://aksw.org/PatrickWestphal) is a PhD student at AKSW Group of University of Leipzig, lives in Dresden, Germany, and is doing Semantic Web and machine learning stuff in the life science domain.
- Robert Höhndorf (email@example.com, http://leechuck.de) is assistant professor (tenure track) at KAUST university, lives in Saudi Arabia, and is interested in semantic integration and biomedical ontologies. He wants to connect DBpedia to life science knowledge.
- Thiago N Galery (firstname.lastname@example.org) lives in Brazil and set up a NLP company geared towards Portuguese data http://www.analytyca.com. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from University College London (UCL) and is interested in discourse dependencies, linguistic structure, ontologies, entity linking and relationship extraction. He contributes to DBpedia Spotlight.
4 What is GSoC
Google funds open source projects by paying students to work for three months on a specific task. The gain here is twofold: Students gain experience and OS projects get some work done and (possibly) new community members.
The workflow is as follows:
- Open Source projects apply at Google by providing a list of possible projects that students can fulfill in the timeframe of 3 months (the application ends on February 20).
- Once a project is accepted there is an application period where students apply for specific ideas on a project (February 20 – March 16).
- Google grands a number of student slots to each project and mentors vote for the student selection.
- Once the selection is over, there is a bonding period (1 month) where selected students take some warm up tasks to get familiar with the technologies.
- Each student is assigned with an official mentor and additional co-mentors. The only difference is that the official one is responsible to fill 2 evaluation forms, one in the middle of the programming period and one at the end.
By becoming a DBpedia GSoC (co-)mentor you get:
- a free Google T-Shirt :)
- an opportunity to flight to SF at the Google headquarters for the Google mentor summit
- You help DBpedia
OK, there are some responsibilities but not too many. We try to assign multiple mentors for each student to divide the workload. It will take some time during the application period (2 weeks) to help students write good applications in the ideas you have expertise.
In the end not all candidate mentors will be assigned a student. It depends on the number of students Google gives us and the ideas students applied for. To those who finally become a (co-)mentor, their responsibility will be to guide the student and make sure they are on schedule.
There are plenty of links and FAQs in the GSoC homepage: http://www.google-melange.com/[..]page/google/gsoc2015