Balloon Synopsis: A Modern Node-Centric RDF Viewer and Browser for the Web

  • Kai Schlegel
  • Thomas Weißgerber
  • Florian Stegmaier
  • Christin Seifert
  • Michael Granitzer
  • Harald Kosch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8798)

Abstract

Nowadays, the RDF data model is a crucial part of the Semantic Web. Especially web developers favour RDF serialization formats like RDFa and JSON-LD. However, the visualization of large portions of RDF data in an appealing way is still a cumbersome task. RDF visualizers in general are not targeting the Web as usage scenario or simply display the complex RDF graph directly rather than applying a human friendly facade. Balloon Synopsis tries to overcome these issues by providing an easy-to-use RDF visualizer based on HTML and JavaScript. For an ease integration, it is implemented as jQuery-plugin offering a node-centric RDF viewer and browser with automatic Linked Data enhancement in a modern tile design.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Schlegel
    • 1
  • Thomas Weißgerber
    • 1
  • Florian Stegmaier
    • 1
  • Christin Seifert
    • 1
  • Michael Granitzer
    • 1
  • Harald Kosch
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PassauPassauGermany

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