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Hide the stack:toward usable linked data

Dadzie, Aba-Sah and Rowe, Matthew and Petrelli, Daniela (2011) Hide the stack:toward usable linked data. In: The Semantic Web. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 93-107. ISBN 978-3-642-21033-4

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Abstract

The explosion in growth of the Web of Linked Data has provided, for the first time, a plethora of information in disparate locations, yet bound together by machine-readable, semantically typed relations. Utilisation of the Web of Data has been, until now, restricted to the members of the community, eating their own dogfood, so to speak. To the regular web user browsing Facebook and watching YouTube, this utility is yet to be realised. The primary factor inhibiting uptake is the usability of the Web of Data, where users are required to have prior knowledge of elements from the Semantic Web technology stack. Our solution to this problem is to hide the stack, allowing end users to browse the Web of Data, explore the information it contains, discover knowledge, and use Linked Data. We propose a template-based visualisation approach where information attributed to a given resource is rendered according to the rdf:type of the instance.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Linked Data ; Knowledge Visualisation ; Information Visualisation ; Usable Interfaces ; Human-Computer Interaction
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 58634
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2012 16:54
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2013 12:14
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58634

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