DBpedia Spotlight v0.5 – Shedding Light on the Web of Documents by Pablo Mendes (email announcement)
We are happy to announce the release of DBpedia Spotlight v0.5 – Shedding Light on the Web of Documents.
DBpedia Spotlight is a tool for annotating mentions of DBpedia entities and concepts in text, providing a solution for linking unstructured information sources to the Linked Open Data cloud through DBpedia. The DBpedia Spotlight Architecture is composed by the following modules:
- Web Service, a RESTful Web API that exposes the functionality of annotating and/or disambiguating resources in text. The service returns XML, JSON or XHTML+RDFa.
- Annotation Java / Scala API, exposing the underlying logic that performs the annotation/disambiguation.
- Indexing Java / Scala API, executing the data processing necessary to enable the annotation/disambiguation algorithms used.
In this release we have provided many enhancements to the Web Service, installation process, as well as the spotting, candidate selection, disambiguation and annotation stages. More details on the enhancements are provided below.
The new version is deployed at:
- http://spotlight.dbpedia.org/dev/demo/ (Demonstration Web Interface)
- http://spotlight.dbpedia.org/dev/rest/ (Web Service)
Instructions on how to use the Web Service are available at: http://spotlight.dbpedia.org
We invite your comments on the new version before we deploy it on our production server. We will keep it on the “dev” server until October 6th, when we will finally make the switch to the production server at http://spotlight.dbpedia.org/demo/ and http://spotlight.dbpedia.org/rest/
If you are a user of DBpedia Spotlight, please join email@example.com for announcements and other discussions.
Warning: I think they are serious about the requirement of Firefox 6.0.2 and Chromium 12.0.
I tried it on an older version of Firefox on Ubuntu and got no results at all. Will upgrade Firefox but only in my directory.