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Re: SKOS Play ! a free service to visualize SKOS data

From: Thomas Francart <thomas.francart@sparna.fr>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:38:26 +0200
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To: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Cc: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Hello Thad

2013/7/1 Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>

> Excellent choice of using Web Standards components such as D3.js and SVG.
>
> One suggestion... for the interactive visualizations, give the user a
> slider that can increase or decrease the nodes and text size, since they
> are quite small by default. (some of us have to squint on netbooks and
> others have fading LCD panels... :-)
>
>
Thanks for your suggestion. I know the labels are small, I'll think about
how to make them bigger (not as easy as it sounds since it has an impact on
the overall visualization) or provide a way to zoom in as you suggest. I
have to admit the d3js part is not my specialty (I simply adapted existing
visualizations), so if someone can give an advice on how to do that, he's
welcome !

Cheers
Thomas


> Kudos Thomas !
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 2:51 AM, Thomas Francart <thomas.francart@sparna.fr
> > wrote:
>
>> Hello
>>
>> I am pleased to announce here the availability of SKOS Play [1], a free
>> application to render and visualize thesaurus, taxonomies or controlled
>> vocabularies expressed in SKOS. SKOS Play can generate alphabetical index
>> or hierarchical trees of SKOS data in HTML or PDF documents. It also
>> integrates with d3js [2] to provide some graphical interactive
>> representations of the data.
>>
>> Example SKOS data are included in the application for you to try :
>> Eurovoc Thesaurus, Unesco Thesaurus, W Thesaurus (french national
>> archives), and subject list from the New York Times ([3][4][5][6]). The
>> application is currently limited to 5000 concepts due to hardware
>> limitations.
>>
>> Your contributions are important : community feedback is most welcomed at
>> [7], the code is open-source and accessible at [8]. Fell free to get in
>> touch with me if you want additionnal information. You can help in
>> reporting bugs, translating the application, suggesting appropriate
>> visualisations, or contributing to the code.
>>
>> Future improvements to SKOS Play may include simple thesaurus alignment
>> rendering, dynamically following linked concepts through their URIs, and
>> additionnal visualizations.
>>
>> Hope you like it !
>> Thomas
>>
>> [1] : SKOS Play : http://labs.sparna.fr/skos-play
>> [2] : d3js : http://d3js.org/
>> [3] : Eurovoc Thesaurus : http://eurovoc.europa.eu/
>> [4] : Unesco Thesaurus : http://skos.um.es/unescothes/ and
>> http://databases.unesco.org/thesaurus/
>> [5] : W Thesaurus :
>> http://www.archivesdefrance.culture.gouv.fr/gerer/classement/normes-outils/thesaurus/
>>  [6] : New York Times subjects : http://data.nytimes.com/
>> [7] : SKOS Play feedback page :
>> http://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=209fff&t=209fff.40
>> [8] : SKOS Play source code :
>> https://bitbucket.org/tfrancart/sparna/overview
>>
>> --
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>>
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*Thomas Francart* - Sparna
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Data, Sémantique, Contenus, Connaissances
web : http://sparna.fr, blog : http://francart.fr
Tel :  +33 (0)6.71.11.25.97
Fax : +33 (0)9.58.16.17.14
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