Visualization of large ontologies with landmarks

Zong Lei Jiao, Qiang Liu, Yuan Fang Li, Kim Marriott, Michael Wybrow

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    Ontologies are building blocks of the Semantic Web and are essential for knowledge representation and data integration. Interactive visualization is an important tool for the understanding of ontologies, especially large ones. In this paper, we present a novel hierarchical ontology visualization method for effectively visualizing an ontology's global landmarks, local structure and individual class' details. We have implemented a visualization system that can handle large ontologies efficiently. Preliminary evaluation indicates that the method and the system can be effectively used to understand large ontologies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGRAPP 2013 IVAPP 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications
    Subtitle of host publicationBarcelona, Spain, 21-24 February, 2013
    EditorsJosé Braz, Sabine Coquillart, Carlos Andujar, Robert S. Laramee, Andreas Kerren
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9789898565464
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 21 Feb 201324 Feb 2013


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications 2013
    Abbreviated titleIVAPP 2013


    • Interaction
    • Ontology
    • Visualization

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