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Re: tFacet

From: adasal <adam.saltiel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 11:01:03 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTindx=oSDhUwDHfZE5OaEBm8XFViUQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philipp Heim <heim.philipp@googlemail.com>, public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org
List, I asked if SemLens and tFacet will be available on google code.
Philip replied "tFacet will be on google code in the next weeks.
SemLens is not sure yet."

Philip thanks, I thought maybe to share with list.
Funnily enough it is SemLens that attracts me.

I have always thought that a lens is a very powerful and under used visual
metaphor. (Because a lens implies the passage of something through it. I
think used most powerfully when capturing movement or transition.)
My thinking is to use something like SemLens to browse faceted results where
I understand faceted results to be objects returned with properties or types
enumerated. This seems more intuitive than check box selectors, and leads to
discovery in a way that check boxes do not. Anyway it would be a beginning
use, but this would not capture movement as I suggest though. Perhaps that
depends on the collection of properties?

It reminds me of the work at http://cpntools.org/
discussed in many papers including this [1] .
The work on Toolglass and Magic Lens by Xerox Parc [2] (Xerox Corporation
own the trade marks for these names.)
I think there is also the work on e.g. Piccolo from University of Maryland
[3], which covers issues associated with lenses.

Adam

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[1]:Redesigning Design/CPN: Integrating Interaction and Petri Nets In Use
[2]:http://www2.parc.com/istl/projects/MagicLenses/93Siggraph.html
[3]:http://www.piccolo2d.org/

On 13 May 2011 08:50, Philipp Heim <heim.philipp@googlemail.com> wrote:

>  Hi,
>
> tFacet will be on google code in the next weeks.
> SemLens is not sure yet.
>
> Regards
> Philipp
>
> Am 12.05.2011 23:52, schrieb adasal:
>
> Hi,
> tFacet and SemLens are not on google code. Are they planned to be?
>
> Best,
>
> Adam Saltiel
>
> On 11 May 2011 10:43, Philipp Heim <philipp.heim@vis.uni-stuttgart.de>wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> we are happy to announce the release of tFacet, a new tool that applies
>> known interaction concepts to allow hierarchical-faceted exploration of RDF
>> data.
>>
>> More information can be found on:
>> http://tfacet.visualdataweb.org
>>
>> Best
>> Sören & Philipp
>>
>> --
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>> University of Stuttgart . Universitaetstrasse 38 . D-70569 Stuttgart
>> Room 1.061 (Computer Science Building, 1st floor)
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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