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LODNav – An Interactive Visualization of the Linking Open Data Cloud


LODNav – An Interactive Visualization of the Linking Open Data Cloud

Neal, Christopher (2014) LODNav – An Interactive Visualization of the Linking Open Data Cloud. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The emergence of the Linking Open Data Cloud (LODC) is an example of the adoption of Linked Data principles and the creation of a Web of Data. There is an increasing amount of information linked across member datasets of the LODC by means of RDF links, yet there is little support for a human to understand which datasets are connected to one another. This research presents a novel approach for understanding these interconnections with the publicly accessible tool LODNav – Linking Open Data Navigator. LODNav provides a visualization metaphor of the LODC by positioning member datasets of the LODC on a world map based on the geographical location of the dataset. This interactive tool aims to provide a dynamic up-to-date visualization of the LODC and allows the extraction of information about the datasets as well as their interconnections as RDF data.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Neal, Christopher
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Software Engineering
Date:15 April 2014
Thesis Supervisor(s):Rilling, Juergen
Keywords:Linked Data, RDF, LODC, Visualization
ID Code:978485
Deposited On:19 Jun 2014 20:31
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:46
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