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Re: Survey on Faceted Browsers for RDF data ?

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:46:36 +0100
Message-Id: <51754C10-BBC1-41EE-BE54-3192469F8077@w3.org>
Cc: Christian Morbidoni <christian.morbidoni@gmail.com>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
The tabulator widget library has a table widget which automatically adds filter strings or numeric range filters and sort arrows at the top of each table column making a low profile  faceted browser. Ilaria Liccardi wrote it.  It us used in a generic class member property table, and in a number of custom apps/panes/views 

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> On 22 Apr 2015, at 00:42, David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:
> 
> 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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