Multipedia: Enriching DBpedia with Multimedia Information

García-Silva, A. and Jakob, Max and Mendes, Pablo N. and Bizer, Christian (2011). Multipedia: Enriching DBpedia with Multimedia Information. "ACM New York, NY, US" ; pp. 137-144. ISSN 978-1-4503-0396-5.


Title: Multipedia: Enriching DBpedia with Multimedia Information
  • García-Silva, A.
  • Jakob, Max
  • Mendes, Pablo N.
  • Bizer, Christian
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: ACM New York, NY, US
Date: 2011
ISSN: 978-1-4503-0396-5
Freetext Keywords: Ontology, Multimedia, DBpedia, Linked Data
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Enriching knowledge bases with multimedia information makes it possible to complement textual descriptions with visual and audio information. Such complementary information can help users to understand the meaning of assertions, and in general improve the user experience with the knowledge base. In this paper we address the problem of how to enrich ontology instances with candidate images retrieved from existing Web search engines. DBpedia has evolved into a major hub in the Linked Data cloud, interconnecting millions of entities organized under a consistent ontology. Our approach taps into the Wikipedia corpus to gather context information for DBpedia instances and takes advantage of image tagging information when this is available to calculate semantic relatedness between instances and candidate images. We performed experiments with focus on the particularly challenging problem of highly ambiguous names. Both methods presented in this work outperformed the baseline. Our best method leveraged context words from Wikipedia, tags from Flickr and type information from DBpedia to achieve an average precision of 80%.

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Item ID: 11478
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DOI: 10.1145/1999676.1999701
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Jul 2012 12:39
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 19:32
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