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VSB: The Visual Semantic Browser

  • Ismael Navas-Delgado
  • Amine Kerzazi
  • Othmane Chniber
  • José F. Aldana-Montes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5179)

Abstract

The Semantic Web not only covers ontology definitions, but also their relationships and instances. This paper describes an adaptable tool for the visualization of all these Semantic Web elements. The tool includes a set of interfaces to enable the inclusion of different visualization tools as plug-ins. Thus, it is divided into four views: ontology groups, ontology mappings, ontologies and instances. Some algorithms are included but we are planning to develop new ones to improve the tool capabilities (the current version is available at http://khaos.uma.es/VSB where new plug-ins will be made public). The tool has also been successfully applied to develop a graphical query interface that takes advantage of the ontology and instance levels.

Keywords

Semantic Web Semantic Browsing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ismael Navas-Delgado
    • 1
  • Amine Kerzazi
    • 1
  • Othmane Chniber
    • 1
  • José F. Aldana-Montes
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Languages and Computing Science DepartmentUniversity of MálagaMálagaSpain

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