Visualization of Semantic Metadata and Ontologies

Mutton, Paul and Golbeck, Jennifer (2003) Visualization of Semantic Metadata and Ontologies. In: Seventh International Conference on Information Visualization (IV03), JUL 16-18, 2003 , LONDON, ENGLAND. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Implicit information embedded in semantic web graphs, such as topography, clusters, and disconnected subgraphs is difficult to extract from text files. Visualizations of the graphs can reveal some of these features, but existing systems for visualizing metadata focus on aspects other than understanding the greater structure. In this paper, we present a tool for generating visualizations of ontologies and metadata by using a modified spring embedder to achieve an automatic layout. Through a case study using a mid-sized ontology, we show that interesting information about the data relationships can be extracted through our visualization of the physical graph structure.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: semantic, metadata, ontologies, visualization, graph, drawing, layout
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2009 15:10
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