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Modular Browsers (was RE: freebase parallax: user interface for browsing graphs of data)

From: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 20:31:07 -0400
Message-ID: <7a4ebe1d0808201731h870041fo76b0e50a38dc5ae2@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>

HI,

Scanning the thread on Parallax I see some terms reoccurring:

Outgoing Connections.
Lenses.
Lists.
Facets.
Free text search.
IFP to IRI resolution.
Find documents that contain IRIs
etc...

They are all implemented in different ways but tend to share semantics
across different browsers and services.
How far are we from defining a modular framework so we can mix and
math these as atomic interaction pieces?

Both services and probably UI parts.

Of course, RDF and HTTP can be used to describe them and deliver the
descriptions and, in the case of widgets, some OOTB implementations.
XForms, Dojo widgets, SWFs?

I have done something similar but much simpler in a Flex platform ( I
serve Flex modules, described in RDF and referenced by Fresnel vocabs,
but only for presentation ).
And then on a functional side I have several services that do
different things, and I can hot swap them.
For example, the free text search service is a (S)WS.
Faceter service idem.

I guess we still need to see some more diversity to derive a taxonomy
and start working on the framework.
But it is nice to keep this in sight.

The recurring topics.

Best,
A
Received on Thursday, 21 August 2008 00:31:43 GMT

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