Comparing DBpedia, Wikidata, and YAGO for web information retrieval

Sini Govinda Pillai, Lay-Ki Soon, Su-Cheng Haw

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Knowledge graphs serve as the primary sources of structured data in many Semantic Web applications. In this paper, the three most popular cross-domain knowledge graphs (KGs), namely, DBpedia, YAGO, and Wikidata were empirically explored and compared. These knowledge graphs were compared from the perspectives of completeness of the relations, timeliness of the data and accessibility of the KG. Three fundamental categories of named entities were queried within the KGs for detailed analysis of the data returned. From the experimental results and findings, Wikidata scores the highest in term of the timeliness of the data provided owing to the effort of global community update, with DBpedia LIVE being the next. Regarding accessibility, it was observed that DBpedia and Wikidata gave continuous access using public SPARQL endpoint, while YAGO endpoints were intermittently inaccessible. With respect to completeness of predicates, none of the KGs have a remarkable lead for any of the selected categories. From the analysis, it is observed that none of the KG can be considered complete on its own with regard to the relations of an entity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent and Interactive Computing - Proceedings of IIC 2018
EditorsVincenzo Piuri, Valentina Emilia Balas, Samarjeet Borah, Sharifah Sakinah Syed Ahmad
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789811360312
ISBN (Print)9789811360305
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent and Interactive Computing 2018 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 8 Aug 20189 Aug 2018
Conference number: 2nd (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent and Interactive Computing 2018
Abbreviated titleIIC 2018
Internet address


  • DBpedia
  • Knowledge graphs
  • Semantic web
  • Wikidata
  • YAGO

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