Understanding and interpreting Semantic Web data is almost impossible for lay-users as skills in Semantic Web technologies are required.
Thus, information visualization (InfoVis) of this data has become a key enabler to address this problem.
However, convenient solutions are missing as existing tools either do not support Semantic Web data or require users to have programming and visualization knowledge.
We propose a novel approach towards a generic InfoVis workbench called VizBoard, which enables users to visualize arbitrary Semantic Web data without expert skills
in Semantic Web technologies, programming, and visualization. More precisely, we define a semantics-based, user-centered InfoVis workflow and
present a corresponding workbench architecture based on the mashup paradigm, which actively supports lay-users in gaining insights from Semantic Web data,
thus proving the practicability and validity of our approach.
This page gives a slight overview of the doctoral project which is carried out at Heinz Nixdorf Senior Chair of Multimedia Technology at the Faculty of Computer Science at the TU Dresden. In the following, you will find an overview of publications and presentations which provide more in-depth information about the project. Further, we link our first prototypes and list the involved persons. Finally, don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in the project or may have some questions.