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Re: Survey on Faceted Browsers for RDF data ?

From: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@graphity.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:14:19 +0200
Message-ID: <CAE35Vmw0NwD2+4nokOjFao9J1L2BGNwjfvM5VW83vSGNMDjVqA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christian Morbidoni <christian.morbidoni@gmail.com>
Cc: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Hey Christian,

Graphity Platform implements faceted search purely using SPARQL on a
standard triplestore. It manipulates FILTERs on the fly based on the
filters selected by the user. Here's a working example:
http://dedanskeaviser.dk/newspapers

Martynas
graphityhq.com

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 3:02 PM, Christian Morbidoni
<christian.morbidoni@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Bernadette, all
>
> I can surely share my list, and I'll do as soon as I find some time to give
> it some structure and write in proper english...
>
> Honestly I got a bit stuck asking myself "What exactly am I looking for"? In
> other words: what is exactly a faceted browser for RDF data? Does it mean
> that it has to query a SPRQL endpoint with no intermediaries, in real-time?
> In fact, this approach is not the best in my opinion...one probably needs to
> materialize data in some other more facets-friedly system (e.g. solr,
> elastic search) to gain good performances (I might be wrong but this is what
> my - limited - experience told me). Then I started asking me...if you put a
> SPARQL connector, then every existing faceted browser can be a RDF data
> faceted browser...
> So...what is the kind of tools that you think should go in this list? All
> existing systems that provide faceted browsing functionality? And what kind
> of features should a comparison take into account? may be "how is it easy to
> connect a tool to a SPARQL endpoint"? not sure...
>
> best,
>
> Christian
>
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 7:17 PM, Bernadette Hyland
> <bhyland@3roundstones.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Christian,
>> If you produce a list of platforms/browsers for RDF, you'd create a
>> valuable resource for the open data / Web of data community.  Thanks in
>> advance.  Please share with the list when completed.
>>
>> Please add the Callimachus Project to your list.[1]  Callimachus is an
>> Open Source web application server. It's an actively supported Open Source
>> project that commercial companies, including 3 Round Stones support.
>> Callimachus is on GitHub.[2]
>>
>> Used by government agencies, healthcare organizations and scientific
>> researchers, Callimachus is used to to rapidly build and visualize data from
>> the public Web or behind the firewall. It uses a Linked Data approach and
>> based on W3C data standards, including RDF.
>>
>> Developers use a range of JavaScript libraries for visualizations,
>> including D3 and Google Charts. Here is a sampling of apps that use
>> Callimachus -- I share these to show it goes well beyond faceted browsing.
>>
>> Open Data Directory - Simple app - A crowdsourced community run directory
>> of organizations using Linked Data for projects, see the W3C Open Data
>> Directory [3]
>>
>> GeoHealth US - In beta. GeoHealth.us generates hundreds of millions of
>> data-driven pages, including visualizations (heat maps, pollution reports,
>> etc) related to environmental exposure and related diseases. It will be
>> launched at the upcoming National Health Datapalooza in Washington DC in
>> early June.[4]
>>
>> ORGpedia - A research project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and
>> led by New York University Professor Beth Noveck's team at the Wagner School
>> of Public Policy.[5]
>>
>> WeatherHealth - A pilot for Sentara Healthcare. It combines data from
>> multiple government open data sites to demonstrate  the power of patient
>> education for better health.[6]
>>
>> Linked Data Books website.[7] This community run site publishes resources
>> for developers, executives and academics. It's open to anyone who wishes to
>> add a publication to the list.  If during your research you identify some
>> good books to add, please send us an email. The Linked Data Books website
>> was created using the Callimachus Project.
>>
>> Lastly, Callimachus served as a reference implementation for the Linked
>> Data Platform.[8]
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Bernadette Hyland
>> CEO, 3 Round Stones, Inc.
>>
>> http://3roundstones.com  || http://about.me/bernadettehyland
>>
>> ----
>> [1] http://callimachusproject.org
>>
>> [2] https://github.com/3-Round-Stones/callimachus/
>>
>> [3] The Open Data Directory - see http://dir.w3.org
>>
>> [4] Environmental exposures & diseases mapper - see http://geohealth.us
>>
>> [5] ORGpedia - see http://3RoundStones.com/orgpedia
>>
>> [6] Sentara WeatherHealth pilot - see http://3RoundStones.com/sentara
>>
>> [7] Linked Data Developer site - see http://linkeddatadeveloper.com
>>
>> [8] W3C Linked Data Platform - see http://www.w3.org/2012/ldp/charter
>>
>> On Jan 23, 2015, at 6:42 AM, Christian Morbidoni
>> <christian.morbidoni@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>>
>> 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/
>>
>> Humboldt
>>
>> mSpace
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 7:17 PM, Bernadette Hyland
> <bhyland@3roundstones.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Christian,
>> If you produce a list of platforms/browsers for RDF, you'd create a
>> valuable resource for the open data / Web of data community.  Thanks in
>> advance.  Please share with the list when completed.
>>
>> Please add the Callimachus Project to your list.[1]  Callimachus is an
>> Open Source web application server. It's an actively supported Open Source
>> project that commercial companies, including 3 Round Stones support.
>> Callimachus is on GitHub.[2]
>>
>> Used by government agencies, healthcare organizations and scientific
>> researchers, Callimachus is used to to rapidly build and visualize data from
>> the public Web or behind the firewall. It uses a Linked Data approach and
>> based on W3C data standards, including RDF.
>>
>> Developers use a range of JavaScript libraries for visualizations,
>> including D3 and Google Charts. Here is a sampling of apps that use
>> Callimachus -- I share these to show it goes well beyond faceted browsing.
>>
>> Open Data Directory - Simple app - A crowdsourced community run directory
>> of organizations using Linked Data for projects, see the W3C Open Data
>> Directory [3]
>>
>> GeoHealth US - In beta. GeoHealth.us generates hundreds of millions of
>> data-driven pages, including visualizations (heat maps, pollution reports,
>> etc) related to environmental exposure and related diseases. It will be
>> launched at the upcoming National Health Datapalooza in Washington DC in
>> early June.[4]
>>
>> ORGpedia - A research project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and
>> led by New York University Professor Beth Noveck's team at the Wagner School
>> of Public Policy.[5]
>>
>> WeatherHealth - A pilot for Sentara Healthcare. It combines data from
>> multiple government open data sites to demonstrate  the power of patient
>> education for better health.[6]
>>
>> Linked Data Books website.[7] This community run site publishes resources
>> for developers, executives and academics. It's open to anyone who wishes to
>> add a publication to the list.  If during your research you identify some
>> good books to add, please send us an email. The Linked Data Books website
>> was created using the Callimachus Project.
>>
>> Lastly, Callimachus served as a reference implementation for the Linked
>> Data Platform.[8]
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Bernadette Hyland
>> CEO, 3 Round Stones, Inc.
>>
>> http://3roundstones.com  || http://about.me/bernadettehyland
>>
>> ----
>> [1] http://callimachusproject.org
>>
>> [2] https://github.com/3-Round-Stones/callimachus/
>>
>> [3] The Open Data Directory - see http://dir.w3.org
>>
>> [4] Environmental exposures & diseases mapper - see http://geohealth.us
>>
>> [5] ORGpedia - see http://3RoundStones.com/orgpedia
>>
>> [6] Sentara WeatherHealth pilot - see http://3RoundStones.com/sentara
>>
>> [7] Linked Data Developer site - see http://linkeddatadeveloper.com
>>
>> [8] W3C Linked Data Platform - see http://www.w3.org/2012/ldp/charter
>>
>> On Jan 23, 2015, at 6:42 AM, Christian Morbidoni
>> <christian.morbidoni@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>>
>> 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/
>>
>> Humboldt
>>
>> mSpace
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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