A Linked Data Wrapper for CrunchBase

Journal article
(Online publication)

Publication Details

Author(s): Färber M, Menne C, Harth A
Journal: Semantic Web
Publication year: 2018
ISSN: 1570-0844
eISSN: 2210-4968
Language: English


CrunchBase is a database about startups and technology companies. The database can be searched, browsed, and
edited via a website, but is also accessible via an entity-centric HTTP API in JSON format. We present a wrapper around the
API that provides the data as Linked Data. The wrapper provides schema-level links to schema.org, Friend-of-a-Friend and
Vocabulary-of-a-Friend, and entity-level links to DBpedia for organization entities. We describe how to harvest the RDF data to
obtain a local copy of the data for further processing and querying that goes beyond the access facilities of the CrunchBase API.
Further, we describe the cases in which the Linked Data API for CrunchBase and the crawled CrunchBase RDF data have been
used in other works.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Harth, Andreas Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insbesondere Technische Informationssysteme

External institutions with authors

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

How to cite

Färber, M., Menne, C., & Harth, A. (2018). A Linked Data Wrapper for CrunchBase. Semantic Web.

Färber, Michael, Carsten Menne, and Andreas Harth. "A Linked Data Wrapper for CrunchBase." Semantic Web (2018).


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