SWISH DataLab: A Web Interface for Data Exploration and Analysis

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 765)


SWISH DataLab is a single integrated collaborative environment for data processing, exploration and analysis combining Prolog and R. The web interface makes it possible to share the data, the code of all processing steps and the results among researchers; and a versioning system facilitates reproducibility of the research at any chosen point. Using search logs from the National Library of the Netherlands combined with the collection content metadata, we demonstrate how to use SWISH DataLab for all stages of data analysis, using Prolog predicates, graph visualizations, and R.


Prolog Data processing Data mining 



We thank the National Library of the Netherlands for their support. The development of SWISH DataLab was partially supported by the VRE4EIC project, a project that project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676247.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centrum Wiskunde & InformaticaAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

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