A New Tool for Linked Data Visualization and Exploration in 3D/VR Space
Linked data and knowledge graphs have become widely used in the last years. As the interest in linked data and ontologies grows, so does the interest in means of studying, presenting, developing and storing ontologies. Here, we introduce a first version of novel tool for presenting and studying ontologies and linked data which visualizes the semantic graph structure in the natural form for humans – in form of 3D objects in space. The use of 3D space provides additional means to visualize and annotate objects, and for the user to explore. The presented tool builds on an existing ontology visualization system (Ontodia), and extends it with the ability to display ontologies in 3D and virtual reality space.
KeywordsSemantic data visualization Visual data exploration Knowledge graphs 3D graph Virtual reality
This work was supported by the Government of the Russian Federation (Grant 074-U01) through the ITMO Fellowship and Professorship Program.
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