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Re: ANN: Visual Data Web + SemLens

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 10:17:40 -0400
Message-ID: <4D9DC784.9000409@openlinksw.com>
To: Steffen Lohmann <slohmann@inf.uc3m.es>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net
On 4/7/11 10:16 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 4/7/11 9:42 AM, Steffen Lohmann wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> we are happy to announce the launch of http://www.visualdataweb.org - 
>> a website that provides an overview of our past and current attempts 
>> to make the Data Web visually more experienceable. In particular, it 
>> lists some of the visual tools we developed along with screencasts 
>> and live demos accessing DBpedia.
>> Besides the already known tools RelFinder and gFacet, the website 
>> presents SemLens for the first time, a new tool that supports the 
>> visual exploration of RDF data via scatter plots and semantic lenses. 
>> All three tools are implemented in the open source framework Adobe 
>> Flex and can be tried out online without local installation (only 
>> Flash player is needed). Have fun playing around with these visual 
>> tools and discover relationships, correlations, and dependencies that 
>> you have not been aware of before.
>> Best
>> Philipp & Steffen
>> P.S.: Please note the tiny "DBpedia-meter" on the tool pages showing 
>> up-to-the-second status information on DBpedia endpoint availability. 
>> A red status means high endpoint traffic - in this case, you should 
>> better check back later, as many other people also access the DBpedia 
>> endpoint at the same time and the live demos work only very slow or 
>> not at all.
>> P.P.S.: If you like this project and have related ideas, research 
>> results and/or developments, consider to submit your work to the 
>> workshop "Interaction and Visualization in the Data Web" (IVDW 2011) 
>> that we are organizing in conjunction with the conferences 
>> INFORMATIK2011, KI2011, and MATES 2011 in beautiful Berlin this year 
>> (note that parts of these events are in German). Please find more 
>> information about the IVDW 2011 workshop at: 
>> http://ivdw2011.visualdataweb.org
> Steffen,
> Very nice!
> Quick question re. SemLens, do you not have a permalink feature? 
> Remember, you added this to RelFinder, its also very important here, 
> in short its always important.
> Have you considered a Map control? For instance, I did the following 
> with your default demo settings:
> 1. Picked 'Liberal Democrats'

Should have said: 'Liberal Democracies'  :-)

> 2. Selected the default class
> 3. Selected Longitude and Latitude as properties of interest
> 4. Got the Graph and Table views re. your analytics.
> The Map control is a logical addition re. the workflow above :-)



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