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Re: HCLS - visualization task force?

From: Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 10:07:44 -0700
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To: Jan Aerts <jan.aerts@esat.kuleuven.be>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 9:03 AM, Jan Aerts <jan.aerts@esat.kuleuven.be>wrote:

> Hey Mark,
> I totally agree: showing RDF data in its full granularity will not work. I
> had a chat with Katayama yesterday (is on holiday in Belgium), and he
> mentioned something about your approach. It makes a lot of sense, and will
> probably be the best way to bring this issue forward at this moment.
> In my lab, however, we have to look at dataviz from a more general
> viewpoint as well. Although we are working on visualization of specific
> types of data within a certain expert domain (i.c. genomics), many of our
> projects need to be more on changing the state-of-the-art of data
> visualization itself. For example: how do you visualize dynamic networks
> (could be gene networks, could be social networks, ...). So what if we're
> looking at RDF data that is not in a domain that already has a set of
> standard visualizations available?

I would also challenge us to consider how, with this new modality, we can
interactively, and dynamically search, explore, query and discover new
information.  We have to do more than apply conventional visualizations.

> Within HCLS, I'd like to look at a hybrid between the two: we do have some
> standard visualizations for certain types of data (e.g. gbrowse-like-thing,
> heatmaps, ...) and should definitely work that out.

agree. i might suggest we focus on:
- genome browsing
- pathway dynamics
- functional networks


 But in addition, I'd like to look at it from a more general perspective as
> well. I think these two could be completely complementary to each other.
> jan.
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Michel Dumontier
Associate Professor of Bioinformatics, Carleton University
Visiting Associate Professor, Stanford University
Chair, W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and the Life Sciences Interest Group
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