Interactive visualization tools for exploring the semantic graph of large knowledge spaces

Christian Hirsch, John Hosking, John Grundy

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Abstract

While the amount of available information on the Web is increasing rapidly, the problem of managing it becomes more difficult. We present two applications, Thinkbase and Thinkpedia, which aim to make Web content more accessible and usable by utilizing visualizations of the semantic graph as a means to navigate and explore large knowledge repositories. Both of our applications implement a similar concept: They extract semantically enriched contents from a large knowledge spaces (Freebase and Wikipedia respectively), create an interactive graph-based representation out of it, and combine them into one interface together with the original text based content. We describe the design and implementation of our applications, and provide a discussion based on an informal evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIUI 2009 Workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and the Semantic Web, VISSW 2009
PublisherRheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventIUI 2009 Workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and the Semantic Web, VISSW 2009 - Sanibel Island, FL, United States of America
Duration: 8 Feb 20098 Feb 2009

Conference

ConferenceIUI 2009 Workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and the Semantic Web, VISSW 2009
CountryUnited States of America
CitySanibel Island, FL
Period8/02/098/02/09

Keywords

  • HCI
  • Semantic Web
  • Social Web
  • User interface
  • Visualization
  • Wiki

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