Max Planck Institute

Created on Jun 14th, 2023

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (German: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V.; abbreviated MPG) is a formally independent non-governmental and non-profit association of German research institutes.


YAGO 4.5 is the latest version of the YAGO knowledge base. It is based on Wikidata — the largest public general-purpose knowledge base. YAGO refines the data as follows:

  1. All entity identifiers and property identifiers are human-readable.
  2. The top-level classes come from — a standard repertoire of classes and properties maintained by Google and others. The lower level classes are a careful selection of the Wikidata taxonomy.
  3. The properties come from
  4. YAGO 4.5 contains semantic constraints in the form of SHACL. These constraints keep the data clean, and allow for logical reasoning on YAGO.

YAGO is thus a simplified, cleaned, and “reasonable” version of Wikidata. It contains 49 million entities and 109 million facts.

If you use YAGO 4.5 for scientific purposes, please cite our paper for YAGO 4:

Thomas Pellissier Tanon, Gerhard Weikum, Fabian M. Suchanek: “YAGO 4: A Reason-able Knowledge Base” Resource paper at the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 2020

Version: 4.5