Exploring user and system requirements of linked data visualization through a visual dashboard approach

MAZUMDAR, Suvodeep, PETRELLI, Daniela and CIRAVEGNA, Fabio (2014). Exploring user and system requirements of linked data visualization through a visual dashboard approach. Semantic Web, 5 (3), 203-220.

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One of the open problems in SemanticWeb research is which tools should be provided to users to explore linked data. This is even more urgent now that massive amount of linked data is being released by governments worldwide. The development of single dedicated visualization applications is increasing, but the problem of exploring unknown linked data to gain a good understanding of what is contained is still open. An effective generic solution must take into account the user’s point of view, their tasks and interaction, as well as the system’s capabilities and the technical constraints the technology imposes. This paper is a first step in understanding the implications of both, user and system by evaluating our dashboard-based approach. Though we observe a high user acceptance of the dashboard approach, our paper also highlights technical challenges arising out of complexities involving current infrastructure that need to be addressed while visualising linked data. In light of the findings, guidelines for the development of linked data visualization (and manipulation) are provided.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3233/SW-2012-0072
Page Range: 203-220
Depositing User: Daniela Petrelli
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 11:26
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 05:24
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5416

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