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KC-Viz: a novel approach to visualizing and nNavigating ontologies

Motta, Enrico; Peroni, Silvio; Li, Ning and d'Aquin, Mathieu (2010). KC-Viz: a novel approach to visualizing and nNavigating ontologies. In: The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2010), 11-15 Oct 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

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There is empirical evidence that the user interaction metaphors used in ontology engineering toolkits are largely inadequate and that novel interactive frameworks for human ontology interaction are needed. Here we present a novel tool for visualizing and navigating ontologies, called KC Viz, which exploits an innovative ontology summarization method to support a ’middleout ontology browsing’ approach, where it becomes possible to navigate ontologies starting from the most information-rich nodes (i.e., key concepts). This approach is similar to map-based visualization and navigation in Geographical Information Systems, where, e.g., major cities are displayed more prominently than others, depending on the current level of granularity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
Keywords: human-knowledge interaction; cognitive systems and knowledge engineering
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 32177
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 16:34
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 04:01
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