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Re: HCLS - visualization task force?

From: Helena Deus <helenadeus@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:37:42 +0000
Message-ID: <CAPkJ_9kiEADbagHE9APxnRp3FMsZZH+RUvy9-aPiqa4GummJBQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Luciano, Joanne Sylvia" <luciaj2@rpi.edu>, "Eric Pru'dhommeaux" <eric@w3.org>
Cc: Chris Baker <denguehost@gmail.com>, Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>, w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Hi all,

During the telco today Eric mentioned  http://www.distilbio.com/ , which
was apparently built on top of exhibit3, seems like a great way to start.

I would propose not to limit ourselves to "ways to visualize RDF graphs",
but to actually try to plug linked data into data visualization paradigms
already widely adopted, like dendrograms, heatmaps, sunburst plots, etc

Example of a heatmap built from a SPARQL query (medicines VS their classes):
http://mathbiol-lena.googlecode.com/hg/dendroheat/dendroheat_cma.html

Finally, in the same lime of thinking,  a TED talk by Jer Thorp (NYT) about
visualization -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q9wcvFkWpsM

There's lots of really REALLY cool js libraries that we could use for very
quickly prototyping!
Best,
Lena


On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Luciano, Joanne Sylvia <luciaj2@rpi.edu>wrote:

> Michel,
>
> A task force on visualization is a great idea.  And it would make sense to
> have it aimed at and work with helping each of the other task forces
> utilize visualization capabilities.  It's something I've been thinking
> about with respect to the work we did on the TMO/TMKB. How do we
> demonstrate beyond sparql queries?
>
> cheers,
> joanne
>
> On Mar 13, 2012, at 12:58 PM, Chris Baker wrote:
>
> > Related to this topic .....
> >
> > Changing the Equation on Scientific Data Visualization
> > by: Peter Fox, James Hendler
> > http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6018/705
> >
> > The changing face of visualisation in a world of data intensive science.
> > http://eresearchau.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/peter-fox.pdf
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Michel Dumontier
> > <michel.dumontier@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi all,
> >>   At today's HCLS Life Sciences Forum (see minutes [1]) we had Alex
> Garcia present on the topic of RDF visualization, indeed important for the
> whole of the HCLS community. In addition to a Semantic Web Journal review
> article [2], is anybody aware of comprehensive lists of use-cases for human
> computer interaction with semantic web data (e.g. browse, search, query,
> discovery)?
> >>
> >>   Second, I would like to gauge the interest of our community in
> visualization, and whether it would be worthwhile to set up a task force
> around HCLS visualization (use cases, requirements, tools and technologies,
> collaborative development, deployment, evaluation). Please reply indicating
> your interest.
> >>
> >> Cheers!
> >>
> >> m.
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.w3.org/2012/03/13-HCLS-minutes.html
> >> [2] http://iospress.metapress.com/content/2822p340453463g1
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Michel Dumontier
> >> Associate Professor of Bioinformatics, Carleton University
> >> Visiting Associate Professor, Stanford University
> >> Chair, W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and the Life Sciences Interest
> Group
> >> http://dumontierlab.com
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Christopher J. O. Baker Ph. D.
> > Associate Professor
> > Dept. Computer Science and Applied Statistics
> > University of New Brunswick, Canada
> > http://ca.linkedin.com/in/christopherjobaker
> >
>
>
>
>


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Helena F. Deus
Post-Doctoral Researcher at DERI/NUIG
http://lenadeus.info/
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