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RE: Vispedia: Interactive Visual Exploration of Wikipedia Data via Search-Based Integration

From: Luciano, Joanne S. <jluciano@mitre.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 22:22:26 -0500
Message-ID: <7A713634B72C0847A9F13902BFCEBE39FE1F30@IMCSRV7.MITRE.ORG>
To: "Kei Cheung" <kei.cheung@yale.edu>, "eric neumann" <ekneumann@gmail.com>
Cc: "Maged N.K. Boulos" <mnkboulos@gmail.com>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Eric,

FWIW, I noticed that Vispedia has a export to JSON to me that implies
that data from wiki/DBpedia can be exported and then included into
Exhibit mashups.  Is that correct?

Joanne

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kei Cheung [mailto:kei.cheung@yale.edu]
>Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 1:21 PM
>To: eric neumann
>Cc: Luciano, Joanne S.; Maged N.K. Boulos;
public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
>Subject: Re: Vispedia: Interactive Visual Exploration of Wikipedia
Data
>via Search-Based Integration
>
>Hi Eric,
>
>My personal view is that Exhibit and Vispedia share some common
>functionalities including map drawing and data plot generation. Both
are
>of Web 2.0 style. One main difference I think is that Exhibit is a
>standalone Web application, while Vispedia is tightly coupled with
>Wikipedia/DBPedia. An interesting comparison would be performance when
>data tables become large and complex.
>
>Hope it helps,
>
>-Kei
>
>eric neumann wrote:
>> Interesting tool to view of data-- curious how it would compare to
>> Simile's Exhibit, which works with both json and RDF... any takers?
>>
>> Eric
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Luciano, Joanne S.
>> <jluciano@mitre.org <mailto:jluciano@mitre.org>> wrote:
>>
>>     This is the Wikipedia data:
>>
>>     Age     Incidence
>>            (new affected)
>>            per thousand
>>            person–years
>>     65–69    3
>>     70–74    6
>>     75–79    9
>>     80–84   23
>>     85–89   40
>>     90–             69
>>
>>     This is the Vispedia output.  I haven't had time to retrace the
>>     construction ... or to try it myself, but there appears to be a
>>     discrepancy.
>>
>>     This may be a browser issue too, I'm in Firefox.
>>
>>     What's coming out is a plot with (x,y) as follows:
>>
>>     (3,3)
>>     (6, 6)
>>     (9,9)
>>     (23,23)
>>     (40,40)
>>
>>     Here's a paste:
>>     X
>>     [ Age ]
>>
>>     Y
>>     [ Incidence (new affected) per thousand personâ€ÂÂ"years
]
>>     Age: 65–69 → Age: 0 → Incidence (new affected) per thousand
>>     person–years: 3.03.0
>>
>>     Incidence (new affected) per thousand person–years: 3.03.0
>>     Age: 70–74 → Age: 1 → Incidence (new affected) per thousand
>>     person–years: 6.06.0
>>
>>     Incidence (new affected) per thousand person–years: 6.06.0
>>     Age: 75–79 → Age: 2 → Incidence (new affected) per thousand
>>     person–years: 9.09.0
>>
>>     Incidence (new affected) per thousand person–years: 9.09.0
>>     Age: 80–84 → Age: 3 → Incidence (new affected) per thousand
>>     person–years: 23.023.0
>>
>>     Incidence (new affected) per thousand person–years: 23.023.0
>>     Age: 85–89 → Age: 4 → Incidence (new affected) per thousand
>>     person–years: 40.040.0
>>
>>     Incidence (new affected) per thousand person–years: 40.040.0
>>     Age: 90– → Age: 5 → Incidence (new affected) per thousand
>>     person–years:
>>     69.069.0
>>
>>     Sorry I wasn't able to take the time to provide more answers
than
>>     questions....
>>
>>     Joanne
>>
>>     >-----Original Message-----
>>     >From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
>>     <mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org>
>>     [mailto:public-semweb- <mailto:public-semweb->
>>     >lifesci-request@w3.org <mailto:lifesci-request@w3.org>] On
Behalf
>>     Of Kei Cheung
>>     >Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2008 10:31 PM
>>     >To: Maged N.K. Boulos
>>     >Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
>>     <mailto:public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
>>     >Subject: Re: Vispedia: Interactive Visual Exploration of
>Wikipedia
>>     Data
>>     >via Search-Based Integration
>>     >
>>     >
>>     >Hi Maged,
>>     >
>>     >Thanks for sharing the paper. It's very interesting work
>>     incorporating
>>     >analysis and visualization into wiki. I also found the
following
>demo
>>     >video:
>>     >
>>
>http://graphics.stanford.edu/projects/vispedia/vispedia-trailer-

>tr.mov
>>     >
>>     >Just for fun, I searched for "Alzheimer" in Wikipedia and it
>brought
>>     me
>>     >to the Alzeihmer's disease page. In the Epidemiology section,
>>     there is
>>     a
>>     >table listing AD incidence rates after 65 years of age. I used
>>     vispedia
>>     >to visualize this table and create the following scatter plot:
>>     >
>>
>>http://vispedia.stanford.edu/vis/353/Scatterplot#/?cp0=0&f0=Age&cp1=0

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>>     f1
>>
><http://vispedia.stanford.edu/vis/353/Scatterplot#/?cp0=0&f0=Age&cp1=0

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>>
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>>     %8
>>     >0%C2%93years&cp2=0&f2=&cp3=0&f3=&cp4=0&f4=
>>     >
>>     >Cheers,
>>     >
>>     >-Kei
>>     >
>>     >Maged N.K. Boulos wrote:
>>     >
>>     >> Given the recent interests of some members of this list in
Wiki
>>     >> applications like WikiNeuron and novel information
>visualization
>>     >> techniques, this paper might prove useful and inspiring:
>>     >> Chan B, Wu L, Talbot J, Cammarano M, Hanrahan P.
>>     >>
>>
>><http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18988966?ordinalpos=1&itool=Entre

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>>
><http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18988966?ordinalpos=1&itool=Entrez

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>>
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>>     >d_RVDocSum>
>>     >>
>>     >> *Vispedia: Interactive Visual Exploration of Wikipedia Data
via
>>     >> Search-Based Integration*.
>>     >> /IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph/. 2008
>>     November-December;14(6):1213-1220.
>>     >>
>>     >> Stanford University.
>>     >>
>>     >> Wikipedia is an example of the collaborative, semi-structured
>data
>>     >> sets emerging on the Web. These data sets have large, non-
>uniform
>>     >> schema that require costly data integration into structured
>tables
>>     >> before visualization can begin. We present Vispedia, a Web-
>based
>>     >> visualization system that reduces the cost of this data
>>     >> integration.&#xD;Users can browse Wikipedia, select an
>interesting
>>     >> data table, then use a search interface to discover,
integrate,
>and
>>     >> visualize additional columns of data drawn from multiple
>Wikipedia
>>     >> articles. This interaction is supported by a fast path search
>>     >> algorithm over DBpedia, a semantic graph extracted from
>Wikipedia's
>>     >> hyperlink structure. Vispedia can also export the augmented
>data
>>     >> tables produced for use in traditional visualization systems.
>We
>>     >> believe that these techniques begin to address the "long
tail"
>of
>>     >> visualization by allowing a wider audience to visualize a
>broader
>>     >> class of data. We evaluated this system in a first-use
>>     formative lab
>>     >> study. Study participants were able to quickly create
effective
>>     >> visualizations for a diverse set of domains, performing data
>>     >> integration as needed.&#xD;
>>     >>
>>     >> PMID: 18988966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
>>     >>
>>     >
>>
>>
>

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