Online ontologies like WikiData and Dbpedia are vast knowledge bases that provide structured information about millions of entities. They are specified in RDF(S) according to the principles of linked open data and are maintained by large online communities.
In this project the students will analyze the structures of WikiData and explore how these structures may be used to generate small descriptions of entities and retrieve other comparable entities. Also, given two arbitrary entities, we would like to use the ontology to analyze how they are related.
The project is part of the SmartMedia program at IDI and is suitable for one or two persons.