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Re: Survey on Faceted Browsers for RDF data ?

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:42:09 -0400
Message-ID: <5536E051.9060706@dbooth.org>
To: Christian Morbidoni <christian.morbidoni@gmail.com>
CC: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Pelorus (by Complexible, formerly Clark & Parsia) is another faceted 
browser, and they have a very nice demo here:
http://nasa.clarkparsia.com/

Anzo (by Cambridge Semantics) is another tool that has faceted browsing 
capability.  Hmm, which Anzo?  Unfortunately they seem to have branded 
everything "Anzo" now, so I don't know which Anzo has the faceted 
browsing capability.  :)

David Booth

On 01/25/2015 02:08 PM, Christian Morbidoni wrote:
> Thank you all for the replies and the useful info.
> I'll go trough all of them asap and will bother you again if I have some
> question :-)
>
> best,
>
> Christian
>
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:08 PM, Thiago Nunes <thiagorinu@gmail.com
> <mailto:thiagorinu@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Christian,
>
>     To the best of my knowledge you are right, there is not much survey
>     on faceted browsers. In addition to the works you’ve surveyed, I
>     would recommend the book in [8], section 4.2. The remaining
>     references I added comprise tools/models for faceted search.
>
>     Please let me know about your advances. I'm very interested in
>     faceted browsing.
>
>     Best Regards,
>     Thiago
>
>     2015-01-23 12:31 GMT-02:00 Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@gmail.com
>     <mailto:dschwabe@gmail.com>>:
>
>         Hi Christian,
>         My PhD student Thiago Nunes is working on something related - a
>         model-based framework for data exploration. You can see a
>         partial description of the work in the same IESD'14 proceedings
>         [1]. It is aimed at a generalization of faceted browsers, i.e.
>         it considers a broader class of exploratory environments, of
>         which faceted browsers are just a particular case.
>         As part of his work, he has analyzed several environments
>         including faceted ones, in a systematic way that allows
>         comparing functionalities using a reference model. He has
>         covered several of the ones you mention, plus several you didn't
>         include. The survey you mention doesn't include several browsers
>         reported in the literature, including Explorator [2] and
>         RExplorator [3].
>         In addition, in this evaluation, there is a clear separation
>         between interface functionality and exploration functionalities,
>         each of which require different models, criteria and processes
>         do be used in performing evaluations.
>         I've asked Thiago to complement this  info with more details.
>
>         Cheers
>         D
>         --
>         Daniel Schwabe                      Dept. de Informatica, PUC-Rio
>         Tel:+55-21-3527 1500 <tel:%2B55-21-3527%201500> r. 4356
>           R. M. de S. Vicente, 225
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>         Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22453-900, Brasil
>         http://www.inf.puc-rio.br/~dschwabe
>         [1] http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1279/iesd14_6.pdf
>         [2] http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-538/ldow2009_paper2.pdf; http://www
>         tecweb.inf.puc-rio.br/Explorator
>         <http://tecweb.inf.puc-rio.br/Explorator>.
>         [3] http://goo.gl/tGHBZW
>
>>         On Jan 23, 2015, at 09:42  - 23/01/15, Christian Morbidoni
>>         <christian.morbidoni@gmail.com
>>         <mailto:christian.morbidoni@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>         Hi all,
>>         I
>>         I'm doing some research to get a comprehensive (as much as
>>         possible) view on what faceted browsers are out there today
>>         for RDF data and what features they offer.
>>         I collected a lot of links to papers, web sites and demos...
>>         but I found very few comparison/survey papers about this
>>         specific topic. [1] contains a section on faceted browsers,
>>         but not so exhaustive, [2] mentions some interesting systems
>>         but is a bit outdated.
>>
>>         So, my questions are:
>>         1) Do someone know a better paper/resource I can look at for a
>>         survey?
>>         2) Is someone currently working on a survey like this?
>>         3) Does someone have notable additions to my list? (pasted at
>>         the end of the mail)
>>         At this stage I'm interested in both: automatic and
>>         configuration based browsers, free and commercial products,
>>         hierarchical and flat facets, "simple" and pivoting.
>>
>>         thank you in advance
>>
>>         best,
>>
>>         Christian
>>
>>
>>         [1] Survey of linked data based exploration systems (2014)
>>         http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1279/iesd14_8.pdf
>>
>>         [2] From Keyword Search to Exploration: How Result
>>         Visualization Aids Discovery on the Web
>>         http://hcil2.cs.umd.edu/trs/2008-06/2008-06.pdf
>>
>>
>>         [3] Lee, B., Smith, G., Robertson, G. G., Czerwinski, M., &
>>         Tan, D. S. (2009). FacetLens: exposing trends and
>>         relationships to support sensemaking within faceted datasets.
>>         In /Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human
>>         factors in computing systems - CHI 09/(p. 1293). New York, New
>>         York, USA: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/1518701.1518896
>>         (http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/80530/chi2009-facetlens.pdf)
>
>             [4] Ferré, S., & Hermann, a. (2012). Reconciling faceted
>             search and query languages for the Semantic Web.
>             /International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and
>             Ontologies/, /7/(1), 37.
>             (https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00779925/document)
>
>             [5] Hermann, A., & Ducass, M. (2011). Semantic Faceted
>             Search : Safe and Expressive Navigation in RDF
>             Graphs.(http://iswc2011.semanticweb.org/fileadmin/iswc/Papers/Research_Paper/01/70310176.pdf)
>
>             [6] Yogev, S., Roitman, H., Carmel, D., & Zwerdling, N.
>             (2012). Towards expressive exploratory search over
>             entity-relationship data. In /Proceedings of the 21st
>             international conference companion on World Wide Web - WWW
>             ’12 Companion/ (p. 83). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press.
>             doi:10.1145/2187980.2187990
>             (http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2187990)
>
>             [7] Buschbeck, S., Jameson, A., Spirescu, A., Schneeberger,
>             T., Troncy, R., Khrouf, H., … Hyvönen, E. (2013). Parallel
>             faceted browsing. In /CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human
>             Factors in Computing Systems on - CHI EA  '13/ (p. 3023).
>             New York, New York, USA: ACM Press.
>             doi:10.1145/2468356.2479601
>             (http://www.seco.tkk.fi/publications/2013/buschbeck-et-al-chi-2013.pdf)
>
>             [8] White, R. W., & Roth, R. A. (2009). Exploratory Search:
>             Beyond the Query-Response Paradigm. /Synthesis Lectures on
>             Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services/, /1/(1),
>             1–98. doi:10.2200/S00174ED1V01Y200901ICR003 (Section 4.2)
>
>             [9] Google Refine (Open Refine): http://openrefine.org/
>
>>         My current, randomly ordered list:
>>
>>         tFacets - http://www.visualdataweb.org/tfacet.php
>>
>>         Exhibit (3) + Babel
>>
>>         Virtuoso built-in search + faceted browser
>>
>>         RDF-faceted-browser -Blog post:
>>         https://sheeeer.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/a-faceted-browser-over-sparql-endpoints/
>>
>>
>>         Facete -http://aksw.org/Projects/Facete.html
>>
>>         PivotBrowser - http://www.sindicetech.com/pivotbrowser.html
>>
>>         Rhizomik - http://rhizomik.net/html/
>>
>>         /facets
>>         Paper: http://homepages.cwi.nl/~media/publications/iswc06.pdf
>>
>>         gFacets - Paper:
>>         http://www.sfb716.uni-stuttgart.de/uploads/tx_vispublications/eswc10-heimErtlZiegler.pdf
>>
>>
>>         Flamenco
>>
>>         Nested Facets Browser - Demo:
>>         http://people.csail.mit.edu/dfhuynh/projects/nfb/
>>         <http://people.csail.mit..edu/dfhuynh/projects/nfb/>
>>
>>         Humboldt
>>
>>         mSpace
>>
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