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DBpedia Ontology

The DBpedia Ontology is a shallow, cross-domain ontology, which has been manually created based on the most commonly used infoboxes within Wikipedia. The ontology currently covers 685 classes which form a subsumption hierarchy and are described by 2,795 different properties.

General information
Vocabulary type: 
Current version/edition : 
DBpedia 2014
Available formats: 
Downloads are provided as N-Triples and N-Quads, where the N-Quads version contains additional provenance information for each statement. All files are bz2 packed. The DBpedia Ontology is provided for download in four parts: 1) DBpedia Ontology T-BOX (Sch
Was vocabulary created as a course project: 
Scope and Usage

Basque; Czech; Dutch; English; Esperanto; French; German; Greek; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Swedish; Ukrainian


To enable sophisticated queries against Wikipedia. The DBpedia project leverages this gigantic source of knowledge by extracting structured information from Wikipedia and by making this information accessible on the Web. See also Use Cases page:

Used By: 

Wikipedia users

Vocabulary characteristics
Type of display : 
Description of overall structure: 

Since the DBpedia 3.7 release, the ontology is a directed-acyclic graph, not a tree. Classes may have multiple superclasses.

Number of classes: 


Number of terms: 
4,233,000 instances
Characteristics Comments: 
Terms and Conditions
Licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License and the GNU Free Documentation License.
Availability Comments: 

The DBpedia Ontology can also be queried via the DBpedia SPARQL endpoint and can be explored via the DBpedia Linked Data interface. Examples: Class Place, property elevation.

Import/download instructions : 
Vocabulary provider name: 
DBWikipedia project