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We are encountering some unusual behaviour when using the name of the wikipedia page to fetch a dbpedia resource. This might seem like a silly question, but we are trying to figure out the mechanics of how the entities/resources are named.

What we used to do until now is to use the wikipedia URL, for example

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Farmer,_Lord_Farmer

And then compose a dbpedia URL using the page name (in this case Michael_Farmer,_Lord_Farmer)

http://dbpedia.org/resource/Michael_Farmer,_Lord_Farmer

The latter however doesn't seem to contain any information about the entity and we're wondering if this is because it hasn't been indexed yet, or is there something to do with the comma in the name? Or any other convention we might have missed here?

Many thanks.

Cos.

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      This appears to be a matter of timing.

      Your chosen Wikipedia page is a recent minting, a renamed page about the same person, which was previously at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Farmer,_Baron_Farmer

      http://dbpedia.org/resource/Michael_Farmer,_Baron_Farmer is the current DBpedia URI for this person.

      1. Vladimir Alexiev

        But isn't http://live.dbpedia.org/resource/Michael_Farmer,_Lord_Farmer supposed to be up to date within a few minutes/hours/days?

      2. Cosmin Marginean

        Yes, I'd like to know that time window as well, for future reference.

      3. Ted Thibodeau Jr

        Updates to live.dbpedia.org (and to its cousin, dbpedia-live.openlinksw.com) seem to have stalled on July 11.  This is being investigated.  (The update window varies; the links above will help with current timing.)

      4. Cosmin Marginean

        Many thanks Ted for this update!

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      That's good to know and thanks for the tip!

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