The dbpedia project started by AKSW (together with Chris Bizer from FU Berlin and OpenLink Software) is getting increasingly popular. No wonder, since the over 10 Mio. RDF triples extracted from the English Wikipedia allow the astonishing answering of previously hard-to-answer questions. Who for example knows what connects Leipzig with Innsbruck?
Interesting articles about dbpedia:
Did You Blink? The Structured Web Just Arrived – Michael K. Bergman (AIÂ³)
Different Approaches to the Semantic Web – Tim O’Reilly (O’Reilly Media)
Integrating Wikipedia and SW – Ivan Herman (W3C)
Querying Wikipedia like a Database – Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons)
Interview with Sören Auer (Semantic Web School)