LOD2 Indian Summer School Project Ideas
I will describe below a few very simple ideas that could be done in a few hours of dedicated work. They mainly focus on how one could use DBpedia Spotlight in order to enhance content and enrich user experience. They are presented in increasing complexity, and they cater to varied skill sets.
3) Rich snippets on Google. Search engines started to display info from annotations. DBpedia Spotlight can generate annotations with Schema.org. You could implement a “result formatter” in DBpedia Spotlight to generate Microdata annotations and Schema.org, and show a preview of how Google would interpret this using the Google Webmaster Tools. Suggested background: Java, Scala, XML, Maven2
4) More expressive filtering of information streams. Twarql allows users to use tweet annotations in order to filter tweets based on more than just keywords. DBpedia Spotlight could be used in Twarql’s pipeline to extract DBpedia entities and enable expressive filtering of tweets to avoid information overload. Suggested background: Java, RDF, SPARQL
These are initial ideas that could be expanded with other cooler (but more time consuming) ideas that I have. So if you adopt one of these and want to expand, feel free to shoot me an e-mail. If you need tutoring, I am available on Skype until Wednesday night, and in person on Thursday and Friday.