RelFinder: Revealing Relationships in RDF Knowledge Bases

  • Philipp Heim
  • Sebastian Hellmann
  • Jens Lehmann
  • Steffen Lohmann
  • Timo Stegemann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5887)

Abstract

The Semantic Web has recently seen a rise of large knowledge bases (such as DBpedia) that are freely accessible via SPARQL endpoints. The structured representation of the contained information opens up new possibilities in the way it can be accessed and queried. In this paper, we present an approach that extracts a graph covering relationships between two objects of interest. We show an interactive visualization of this graph that supports the systematic analysis of the found relationships by providing highlighting, previewing, and filtering features.

Keywords

semantic user interfaces semantic web relationship discovery linked data dbpedia graph visualization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philipp Heim
    • 1
  • Sebastian Hellmann
    • 2
  • Jens Lehmann
    • 2
  • Steffen Lohmann
    • 3
  • Timo Stegemann
    • 3
  1. 1.Visualization and Interactive SystemsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic WebUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Interactive Systems and Interaction DesignUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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