DBpedia Autumn Hackathon, starting Sept 21st

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DBpedia Autumn Hackathon, starting Sept 21st

Sebastian Hellmann-2
Apologies for cross-posting


Dear DBpedians, Linked Data savvies and Ontologists,


We would like to invite you to join the DBpedia Autumn Hackathon 2020 as
a new format to contribute to DBpedia, gain fame, win small prizes and
experience the latest technology provided by DBpedia Association
members. The hackathon is part of the Knowledge Graphs in Action
conference on October 6, 2020. Please check here:
https://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/KnowledgeGraphsInAction


# Timeline

  *

    Registration of participants - main communication channel will be
    the #hackathon channel in DBpedia Slack (sign up
    https://dbpedia-slack.herokuapp.com/, then add yourself to the
    channel). If you wish to receive a reminder email on Sep 21st, you
    can leave your email address in this form: https://tinyurl.com/y24ps5jt

  *

    Until September 14th - preparation phase, participating
    organisations prepare details, track formation, additional tracks
    can be proposed, please contact [hidden email]
    <mailto:[hidden email]>

  *

    September 21st - Announcement of details for each track, including
    prizes, participating data, demos, tools and tasks. Check updates on
    hackathon website
    https://wiki.dbpedia.org/events/dbpedia-autumn-hackathon-2020

  *

    September 21st to October 1st - hacking period, coordinated via
    DBpedia slack

  *

    October 1st, 23:59 Hawaii Time -  Submission of hacking result (3
    min video and 2-3 paragraph summary with links, if not stated
    otherwise in the track)

  *

    October 5th, 16:00 CEST - Final Event, each track chair presents a
    short recap of the track, announces prizes or summarizes the result
    of hacking.

  *

    October 6th, 9:50 - 15:30 CEST - Knowledge Graphs in Action Event

  *

    Results and videos are documented on the DBpedia Website and the
    DBpedia Youtube channel.


# Member Tracks

The member tracks are hosted by DBpedia Association members, who are
technology leaders in the area of Knowledge Engineering. Additional
tracks can be proposed until Sep 14th, please contact
[hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>.


  *

    timbr SQL Knowledge Graph: Learn how to model, map and query
    ontologies in timbr and then model an ontology of GDELT, map it to
    the GDELT database, and answer a number of questions that currently
    are quite impossible to get from the BigQuery GDELT database. Cash
    prizes planned. https://www.timbr.ai/

  *

    GNOSS Knowledge Graph Builder: Give meaning to your organisation’s
    documents and data with a Knowledge Graph.
    https://www.gnoss.com/en/products/semantic-framework

  *

    ImageSnippets: Labeling images with semantic descriptions. Use
    DBpedia spotlight and an entity matching lookup to select DBpedia
    terms to describe images. Then explore the resulting dataset through
    searches over inference graphs and explore the ImageSnippets dataset
    through our SPARQL endpoint. Prizes planned.
    http://www.imagesnippets.com

  *

    Diffbot: Build Your Own Knowledge Graph! Use the Natural Language
    API to extract triples from natural language text and expand these
    triples with data from the Diffbot Knowledge Graph (10+ billion
    entities, 1+ trillion facts). Check out the demo
    http://demo.nl.diffbot.com/. All participants will receive access to
    the Diffbot KG and tools for (non-commercial) research for one year
    ($10,000 value).


# Dutch National Knowledge Graph Track

Following the DBpedia FlexiFusion approach, we are currently
flexi-fusing a huge, dbpedia-style knowledge graph that will connect
many Linked Data sources and data silos relevant to the country of the
Netherlands. We hope that this will eventually crystallize a
well-connected sub-community linked open data (LOD) cloud in the same
manner as DBpedia crystallized the original LOD cloud with some
improvements (you could call it LOD Mark II). Data and hackathon details
will be announced on 21st of September.


# Improve DBpedia Track

A community track, where everybody can participate and contribute in
improving existing DBpedia components, in particular the extraction
framework, the mappings, the ontology, data quality test cases, new
extractors, links and other extensions. Best individual contributions
will be acknowledged on the DBpedia website by anointing the WebID/Foaf
profile.

(chaired by Milan Dojchinovski and Marvin Hofer from the DBpedia
Association & InfAI and the DBpedia Hacking Committee)


# DBpedia Open Innovation Track

(not part of the hackathon, pre-announcement)

For the DBpedia Spring Event 2021, we are planning an Open Innovation
Track, where DBpedians can showcase their applications. This endeavour
will not be part of the hackathon as we are looking for significant
showcases with development effort of months & years built on the core
infrastructure of DBpedia such as the SPARQL endpoint, the data, lookup,
spotlight, DBpedia Live, etc. Details will be announced during the
Hackathon Final Event on October 5.

(chaired by Heiko Paulheim et al.)


Stay tuned and stay safe!

With kind regards,


The DBpedia Organizing-Team

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