Shedding Light on the Web of Documents
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.
Call our web service
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"
Run your own server
If you need service reliability and lower response times, you can run DBpedia Spotlight in your own In-House Server.
wget http://spotlight.dbpedia.org/download/release-0.6/dbpedia-spotlight-quickstart-0.6.5.zip unzip dbpedia-spotlight-quickstart-0.6.5.zip cd dbpedia-spotlight-quickstart-0.6.5/ ./run.sh
Build from source
We provide a Java/Scala API for you to use our code in your application.
The program can be used under the terms of the Apache License, 2.0. Part of the code uses LingPipe under the Royalty Free License. Therefore, this license may also apply to the output of the currently deployed web service.
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.