The XMediaBox: Sensemaking through the Use of Knowledge Lenses

  • Aba-Sah Dadzie
  • José Iria
  • Daniela Petrelli
  • Lei Xia
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5554)


Sensemaking is the process of analysing complex situations in order to make informed decisions. Semantic Web technology can be effectively used to create new sensemaking systems that focus on concepts and knowledge instead of documents. We demonstrate how this is achieved using information extraction to acquire knowledge and create a semantic repository that can then be semantically searched. A domain ontology is used to support the creation of an analysis tree; the semantic visualisation enables knowledge discovery, a core aspect of sensemaking.


Semantic web Knowledge acquisition Semantic visualisation Sensemaking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aba-Sah Dadzie
    • 1
  • José Iria
    • 1
  • Daniela Petrelli
    • 2
  • Lei Xia
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUK
  2. 2.Dept. of Information StudiesThe University of SheffieldUK

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