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Re: Visualizing Linked Data - did we miss anything?

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:49:05 +0000
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: "<public-lod@w3.org>" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <387E72E216DF1247A2F8ED4819C93BA74EAF969E@UOS-MSG00041-SI.soton.ac.uk>
Hi Kingsley,
I think I understand what you are asking for, although I can't work out what "fidelity" might mean if it is being lost. (And I think the BM is very happy with where this little service fits in their value chain.)

I can give you URIs, but they won't help you, as they are not to data that the organisation currently wants to make public by that method.
(Eg http://bm.rkbexplorer.com/id/merlin-RRI34751 ).
And of course you can't see the URIs in the web page, because it is a web page, not a Linked Data thingy.
This is how it should be - the end user should not be exposed to the implementation technologies, and seeing a URI of a component of their user experience is certainly not going to help them.

Best
Hugh

On 29 Mar 2013, at 13:20, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
 wrote:

> On 3/29/13 9:13 AM, Hugh Glaser wrote:
>> Hi.
>> As I said, great initiative.
>> Do you have a section or chapter about where Linked Data has delivered an enhanced user experience to existing web sites, rather than providing the whole experience?
>> This is an important aspect for the eventual utility of Linked Data, although hard to capture.
>> The sort of thing I mean is, for example, the "Research" and "Conservation" tabs at
>> http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=117631&partid=1&searchText=Rosetta+Stone&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1
>> come directly out of a Linked Data world (mediated by a sameAs store).
>> There is quite a lot of similar stuff around, and I am guessing that educational resources would want to embrace that, and even discuss best practice.
>> Best
>> Hugh
> Wondering aloud: are there any routes to the Linked Data URIs from the original Linked Data sources? It's a loss of fidelity when original source Linked Data URIs are disconnected from the value chain re., data visualization.
> 
> 
> Kingsley
>> 
>> On 29 Mar 2013, at 09:57, Maria Maleshkova <maria.maleshkova@kit.edu>
>>  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
>>> 
>> 
>> 
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