Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
S. Khusro, A. Tjoa:
"Fulfilling the Needs of a Metadata Creator and Analyst - An Investigation of RDF Browsing and Visualization Tools";
Talk: IFIP WCC 2006,
- 2006-08-23; in: "The Past and Future of Information Systems: 1976-2006 and Beyond",
The realization of Semantic Web vision is based on the creation and use of semantic web content which needs software tools both for semantic web developers and end users. Over the past few years, semantic web software tools like ontology edtors and triple storage systems have emerged and are growing in maturity with time. While working on a large triple dataset during the course of a research aiming at a life-long "semantic" repository of personal information, besides other semantic web tools, we used several RDF browsing and visualization tools for analyzing our data. This analysis included ensuring the correctness of the data, conformance if instance data to the ontology, finding patterns and trils in the data, cross-checking and evaluating inferred data, etc. We found that many of the features needed by a metadata creator and analyst are nissing from these tools. This paper presents an investigation of the tools that are used for browsing and visualizing RDF datasets. It first identefies the browsing and visualization features required by a semantic web developer and a metadata creator and analyst and then based on those features evaluates the most common RDF browsing and visualization tools awailable till date. We conclude this paper with recommendations for requirements to be fulfilled for future semantic web browsing and visualization.
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