An Educational Tool for an Interactive Faceted Exploration of DBpedia Life Sciences Data

  • Stefan Negru
  • Sabin C. Buraga
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8181)


As the volume of information on the Web and the number of Linked Open Data sources increase considerably, users need easy to use Web-based tools and applications to help them navigate, interpret and make use of the available information/data. In this context, we introduce RDFSpecies, as an educational tool for interactive exploration of Semantic Web data. Our approach is targeted at users that have no experience or little knowledge of RDF model and Semantic Web technologies. We make use of different interaction metaphors to aid them in navigating, exploring and visualizing DBpedia data.


Semantic Web RDF Faceted Navigation DBpedia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Negru
    • 1
  • Sabin C. Buraga
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceA.I. Cuza University of IasiRomania

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