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Re: Survey on Faceted Browsers for RDF data ?

From: Jürgen Jakobitsch <j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:41:32 +0200
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To: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
hi,

what's at the core of our implementation of facetted browsing for rdf data
are some bindings of a sparql query (the bindings of the sparql query like
facetCount, facetPredicate and facetPredicateLabel are the interface, this
way we are extremely flexible regarding the data that is presented). we
created a system that handles such queries so our facetted browser is
merely a manager of sparql queries. here's an example [1] of a facetted
search for a given document corpus (note: that this example doesn't include
a rdf description of the search result itself).

wkr j

[1] http://workingontologist.poolparty.biz/SparqlFacets/

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2015-04-22 1:42 GMT+02:00 David Booth <david@dbooth.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
>>         Fax: +55-21-3527 1530 <tel:%2B55-21-3527%201530>
>>         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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