SWSA Ten-Year Award won by DBpedia Paper

We are happy to announce that Professor Christian Bizer has received the SWSA Ten-Year Award at the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2017) in Vienna for the paper "DBpedia: A Nucleus for a Web of Open Data” that he co-authored in 2007.

The SWSA Ten-Year Award recognizes the highest impact papers from the ISWC proceedings ten years prior (i.e., in 2017 the award honors a paper from 2007). The decision is based primarily, but not exclusively, on the number of citations to the papers from the proceedings in the intervening decade.

DBpedia is a large-scale cross-domain knowledge base which we extract from Wikipedia and make available on the Web under an open license. DBpedia allows users to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia knowledge and serves as an interlinking hub in the Web of Linked Data. In addition, DBpedia is widely used as background knowledge for applications such as search, natural language understanding, and data integration.

According to Google Scholar, the paper "DBpedia: A Nucleus for a Web of Open Data” has been cited 2770 times as of October 2017.