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Re: ANN: Visual Data Search and Navigation

From: Giovanni Tummarello <g.tummarello@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 16:10:21 +0000
Message-ID: <210271540903030810v6d9b10d8k5c5da8f7578dff0b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andreas Harth <andreas.harth@deri.org>
Cc: semantic-web@w3c.org
Hi congrats, definitely very responsive
would you have a paper or technical report to read/cite?

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 4:01 PM, Andreas Harth <andreas.harth@deri.org>wrote:

> Hello,
> we're happy to announce VisiNav, a data search and navigation tool we've
> been using for a while now to navigate and debug web data.
> The data (currently around 10m RDF triples) has been collected from the web
> and doesn't follow a fixed schema.  On a conceptual level, VisiNav deals
> with objects that have attributes and links to other objects.  For example,
> there are objects of type Person; a Person has a name; a Person knows
> another Person; a Person makes Documents.
> The system allows for searching, teleporting to objects, facated browsing,
> and set-based link navigation.  We have formally specified the search and
> navigation operations but that's probably best explained in a technical
> report.
> You can use the site to visualise query results in a table, graph, map, or
> timeline view.  For example, with a few clicks you can display a map with
> the locations of people described in the dataset [2], or show in a timeline
> view the things made by people who are interested in RDF [3].
> In summary, the system demonstrates how to combine data from multiple
> sources into a single unified view, how to search and navigate the
> aggregated dataset, and how to re-use query results from web data in
> external applications.
> Happy exploring!
> Regards,
> Andreas.
> [1] http://visinav.deri.org/
> [2] http://visinav.deri.org/map?query=<http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org
> %2F1999%2F02%2F22-rdf-syntax-ns%23type>+<http%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Ffoaf%2F0.1%2FPerson>+.%0A<http%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Ffoaf%2F0.1%2Fbased_near>+.%0A
> [3]
> http://visinav.deri.org/timeline?query=<http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org
> %2F1999%2F02%2F22-rdf-syntax-ns%23type>+<http%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Ffoaf%2F0.1%2FPerson>+.%0A<http%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Ffoaf%2F0.1%2Finterest>+<http%3A%2F%
> 2Fwww.w3.org
> %2FRDF%2F>+.%0A<http%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Ffoaf%2F0.1%2Fmade>+.%0A&sort=.%0A<http%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Fdc%2Felements%2F1.1%2Fdate>+.%0A
> (you may have to manually cut'n'paste the entire URI into your browser
> location bar)
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