DBpedia Spotlight looks for ~3.5M things of unknown or ~320 known types in text and tries to link them to their global unique identifiers in DBpedia.
Go to our Demonstration page, copy+paste some text and play with the parameters to see how it works.
You can use our demonstration Web Service directly from your application.
curl http://spotlight.dbpedia.org/rest/annotate \ --data-urlencode "text=President Obama called Wednesday on Congress to extend a tax break for students included in last year's economic stimulus package, arguing that the policy provides more generous assistance." \ --data "confidence=0.2" \ --data "support=20"
wget http://spotlight.sztaki.hu/downloads/dbpedia-spotlight-0.6.deb dpkg -i dbpedia-spotlight-0.6.deb #Follow the installation assistant /usr/bin/dbpedia-spotlight-[language]
We provide a Java/Scala API for you to use our code in your application.
All the original code produced for DBpedia Spotlight is licensed under Apache License, 2.0. Some modules have dependencies on LingPipe under the Royalty Free License. Some of our original code (currently) depends on GPL-licensed or LGPL-licensed code and is therefore also GPL or LGPL, respectively. We are currently cleaning up the dependencies to release two builds, one purely GPL and one purely Apache License, 2.0.
The documentation on this website is shared as Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
More documentation is available from the DBpedia Spotlight wiki.