DBpedia is a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured content from the information created in various Wikimedia projects. This structured information resembles an open knowledge graph (OKG) which is available for everyone on the Web. A knowledge graph is a special kind of database which stores knowledge in a machine-readable form and provides a means for information to be collected, organized, shared, searched and utilized. Google uses a similar approach to create those knowledge cards during search. We hope that this work will make it easier for the huge amount of information in Wikimedia projects to be used in some new interesting ways.

The data collected in this dataset is collected by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and has been made available to the public on the web, and can be found here. In the data that has been made available for this specific dataset contains information about countries around the globe with the objectives of these country monitors:

  • To provide companies with a first impression of doing businesses in a country;
  • To provide sources and contacts for more detailed information;
  • To sketch opportunities as to how companies can be further supported when going into business in a country.