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Re: Visualizing Linked Data - did we miss anything?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:00:07 -0400
Message-ID: <51557437.2080505@openlinksw.com>
To: Maria Maleshkova <maria.maleshkova@kit.edu>
CC: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
On 3/29/13 5:57 AM, Maria Maleshkova wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> visualisation is obviously a very hot topic currently and there are a 
> lot of tools and implementations, which provide different level of 
> support. Some simply do a graph visualisation based on the links, 
> other provide multiple visualisation forms to choose from.
>
> What I will try to do while preparing the chapter and the catalog is 
> to identify the different visualisation needs that each of the tools 
> address (simple browsing, exploring hierarchies, identifying 
> relationships) . Furthermore, it is obvious that particular types of 
> data are better visualised in a certain way (geo-spacial data --> maps).
>
> Naturally, the collection of tools should be available in an annotated 
> way.
>
> As Barry mentioned, in creating the different chapters, we are trying 
> to pick only the corresponding supporting technologies and tools.
>
> Maria

Re. visualization I forgot to mention the HTML5 based PivotViewer effort 
[1].

Links:

1. https://github.com/openlink/html5pivotviewer -- Github project
2. http://bit.ly/YU5Izw -- example using Linked Data from BBC nature 
(click on the "edit" button to access the SPARQL Query Editor).

Kingsley
>
>
> On 28 Mar 2013, at 20:16, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>
>> On 3/28/13 3:05 PM, Bernadette Hyland wrote:
>>> Hi Maria,
>>> Happy to see you're compiling a survey of topics & tools.  May I 
>>> suggest adding a category called "Linked Data Frameworks" (a peer to 
>>> Linked Data Browsers).
>>>
>>> For example, in the Linked Data Frameworks category it may include: 
>>> Callimachus Open Source, OpenLink Software's Virtuoso Open-Source 
>>> Edition and TopBraid Composer, and others. Note, I don't think these 
>>> products are direct competitors, rather a class of enterprise 
>>> products that build on Linked Data.  I'll leave it to the respective 
>>> companies to describe their products.
>>>
>>> I'm involved with the Callimachus Open Source Project.  Callimachus 
>>> allows Web developers to build applications on Linked Data from your 
>>> Web browser. [1]   The Callimachus Project is being used for Linked 
>>> Data projects within federal government, healthcare, pharma, 
>>> publishing and research.[2]   Visualizations supported by 
>>> Callimachus include Google Chart Tools, D3.js visualizations, JQuery 
>>> plug-ins such as DataTables and others.
>>>
>>> Thanks for your consideration of adding a possible new category & 
>>> this OS project.  We look forward to seeing the final survey if you 
>>> publish it to the list!
>>
>> Yes, re the above!
>>
>> Links relating to our products:
>>
>> 1. http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com -- RDF DBMS and Linked Data 
>> Deployment platform (amongst many others things)
>> 2. http://ode.openlinksw.com -- Browser extensions, Bookmarklets, and 
>> URL patterns for Linked Data generation from a plethora of RDF and 
>> non RDF data sources
>> 3. http://linkeddata.uriburner.com -- a Linked Data generation and 
>> transformation service (ODE is loosely coupled to this instance, but 
>> you can also point ODE to other services).
>>
>> Maria:
>>
>> Wondering if you would consider making a turtle document for your 
>> compilation?
>>
>> Kinglsey
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Bernadette Hyland
>>>
>>> [1] http://callimachusproject.org <http://callimachusproject.org/>
>>> [2] 
>>> http://callimachusproject.org/docs/1.0/callimachus-for-web-developers.docbook?view#Who_is_using_Callimachus
>>>
>>> PS.  A new book called "Linked Data: Structured data on the Web". 
>>>  It is intended to help educate Web developers & practitioners on 
>>> the use of Linked Data, including visualizations. Authors include: 
>>> D. Wood, M. Zaidman, L. Ruth and M. Hausenblas.  It will be 
>>> available in soft back in June 2013. The first chapter if free & 
>>> gives a good overview.  See http://www.manning.com/dwood/
>>>
>>> On Mar 27, 2013, at 12:49 PM, Maria Maleshkova 
>>> <maria.maleshkova@kit.edu <mailto:maria.maleshkova@kit.edu>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dear all,
>>>>
>>>> we are trying to compile a survey of topics and tools for 
>>>> visualizing Linked Data. This is part of the contributions of the 
>>>> European project EUCLID (http://www.euclid-project.eu 
>>>> <http://www.euclid-project.eu/>), which aims to provide an 
>>>> educational curriculum for Linked Data practitioners. So far we 
>>>> have created training materials on introducing the Linked Data 
>>>> principles and application scenarios [1 
>>>> <http://www.euclid-project.eu/modules/chapter1>], and on querying 
>>>> Linked Data [2 
>>>> <http://www.slideshare.net/EUCLIDproject/querying-linked-data>]. 
>>>> Currently we are working on covering visualization. If you are a 
>>>> developer or a user of methods or tools, which are relevant and we 
>>>> have missed, please let us know (direct reply to the email or 
>>>> euclid-project@sti2.org and on Twitter 
>>>> https://twitter.com/euclid_project).
>>>>
>>>> All training materials produced by EUCLID are freely available [3 
>>>> <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/>] (Attribution) and 
>>>> can be reused for trainings and educational activities.
>>>>
>>>>   *  Linked Data Visualization
>>>>       o Visualisation Techniques
>>>>           + Visualizing the Linked Data Cloud
>>>>           + Requirement for Visualisation Tools
>>>>           + Visualizing Different Data Dimensions
>>>>       o Existing Linked Data Visualisations
>>>>           + Simple bar and pie charts, histograms, line and
>>>>             scatterplots
>>>>           + Node-link tree and graph visualisations, in both 2D and 3D
>>>>           + Matrices, parallel co-ordinates
>>>>           + Timeline and topology plots, map and landscape views
>>>>           + Space-filling visualisations such as tree maps, rose
>>>>             diagrams, icicle, bubble and sunburst plots
>>>>           + Iconography, including star and glyph plots
>>>>           + Text-based
>>>>       o Linked Data Browsers
>>>>           + sig.ma <http://sig.ma/>, sindice, OpenLink RDF Browser,
>>>>             Marbles, Disco - Disco Hyperdata Browser, Piggy Bank,
>>>>             part of SIMILE, Zitgist DataViewer, iLOD, URI Burner
>>>>       o Browsers with Visualisation Options
>>>>           + Tabulator, IsaViz, OpenLink Data Explorer, RDF Gravity,
>>>>             RelFinder, DBpedia Mobile, LESS http://less.aksw.org
>>>>             <http://less.aksw.org/>
>>>>           + Further: SIMILE Exhibit, Haystack, FoaF Explorer,
>>>>             Humboldt, LENA, Noadster, mSpace, Revyv, RKBExplorer,
>>>>             Semanlink
>>>>       o Visualisation toolkits
>>>>           + Information Workbench Linked Open Data, Graves
>>>>       o SPARQL Visualisation
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thank you for your feedback!
>>>>
>>>> Visit out website for further resources: 
>>>> http://www.euclid-project.eu <http://www.euclid-project.eu/>
>>>> Twitter: https://twitter.com/euclid_project
>>>> Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/euclidproject
>>>> Slideshare: https://www.slideshare.net/euclidproject
>>>> LinkedIn: 
>>>> http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Education-Training-on-Semantic-Technologies-4917016
>>>>
>>>> [1] http://www.euclid-project.eu/modules/chapter1
>>>> [2] http://www.slideshare.net/EUCLIDproject/querying-linked-data, 
>>>> https://vimeo.com/61618438, https://vimeo.com/61618437
>>>> [3] Attribution 3.0 Unprotected 
>>>> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
>>>>
>>>> -- 
>>>> Maria Maleshkova
>>>> Senior Researcher
>>>> Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
>>>> Phone: +49 721 608 45778
>>>> Email: maria.maleshkova@kit.edu <mailto:maria.maleshkova@kit.edu>
>>>>
>>>> KIT ­ University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and National
>>>> Large-scale Research Center of the Helmholtz Association
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> -- 
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen	
>> Founder & CEO
>> OpenLink Software
>> Company Web:http://www.openlinksw.com
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>


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Regards,

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OpenLink Software
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