WebVOWL: Web-based Visualization of Ontologies

  • Steffen Lohmann
  • Vincent Link
  • Eduard Marbach
  • Stefan Negru
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17966-7_21

Volume 8982 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Lohmann S., Link V., Marbach E., Negru S. (2015) WebVOWL: Web-based Visualization of Ontologies. In: Lambrix P. et al. (eds) Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. EKAW 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8982. Springer, Cham

Abstract

We present WebVOWL, a responsive web application for the visualization of ontologies. It implements the Visual Notation for OWL Ontologies (VOWL) and is entirely based on open web standards. The visualizations are automatically generated from JSON files, into which the ontologies need to be converted. An exemplary OWL2VOWL converter implemented in Java and based on the OWL API is currently used for this purpose. The ontologies are rendered in a force-directed graph layout according to the VOWL specification. Interaction techniques allow to explore the ontologies and customize their visualizations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steffen Lohmann
    • 1
  • Vincent Link
    • 1
  • Eduard Marbach
    • 1
  • Stefan Negru
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer ScienceAlexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityIasiRomania