Best Paper Award for Freie Universitat Berlin (FUB) in collaboration with Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) in I-SEMANTICS 2011
This year the I-SEMANTICS conference, the 7th International Conference on Semantic Systems, gave a best paper award to PlanetData partner, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), for their contribution entitled “DBpedia Spotlight: Shedding Light on the Web of Documents“ by Pablo N. Mendes, Max Jakob, Andrés García-Silva and Christian Bizer. The event was happened on the 7–9 September 2011 in Messe Congress Graz, Austria.
The paper shows how to interlink documents with Linked Open Data, allowing the enhancement of applications such as search and faceted browsing. The authors developed DBpedia Spotlight, a system for automatically annotating text documents with DBpedia URIs. DBpedia Spotlight allows users to configure the annotations to their specific needs through the DBpedia Ontology and quality measures such as prominence, topical pertinence, contextual ambiguity and disambiguation confidence. They compare their approach with the state of the art in disambiguation, and evaluate their results in light of three baselines and six publicly available annotation systems, demonstrating the competitiveness of the system. DBpedia Spotlight is shared as open source and deployed as a Web Service freely available for public use.