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A Visual Exploration Workflow as Enabler for the Exploitation of Linked Open Data

by Laurens De Vocht, Anastasia Dimou, Jonas Breuer, Mathias Van Compernolle, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, Peter Mechant, and Rik Van de Walle

Semantically annotating and interlinking Open Data results in Linked Open Data which concisely and unambiguously describes a knowledge domain. However, the uptake of the Linked Data depends on its usefulness to non-Semantic Web experts. Failing to support data consumers understanding the added-value of Linked Data and possible exploitation opportunities could inhibit its diffusion. In this paper, we propose an interactive visual workflow for discovering and exploring Linked Open Data. We implemented the workflow considering academic library metadata and carried out a qualitative evaluation. We assessed the workflow’s potential impact on data consumers which bridges the offer as published Linked Open Data, and the demand as requests for: (i) higher quality data; and (ii) more applications that re-use data. More than 70% of the test users agreed that the workflow fulfills its goal: it facilitates non-Semantic Web experts to understand the potential of Linked Open Data.

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Published in 2014 in Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data.

Keywords: Linked Data, Semantic Web, Web, metadata

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IEEE
L. De Vocht, A. Dimou, J. Breuer, M. Van Compernolle, R. Verborgh, E. Mannens, P. Mechant, and R. Van de Walle, “A Visual Exploration Workflow as Enabler for the Exploitation of Linked Open Data,” in Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data, 2014, vol. 1297.
ACM
Laurens De Vocht et al. 2014. A Visual Exploration Workflow as Enabler for the Exploitation of Linked Open Data. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
LNCS
De Vocht, L., Dimou, A., Breuer, J., Van Compernolle, M., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., Mechant, P., Van de Walle, R.: A Visual Exploration Workflow as Enabler for the Exploitation of Linked Open Data. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (2014).
APA
De Vocht, L., Dimou, A., Breuer, J., Van Compernolle, M., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., … Van de Walle, R. (2014). A Visual Exploration Workflow as Enabler for the Exploitation of Linked Open Data. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (Vol. 1297).
MLA
De Vocht, Laurens et al. “A Visual Exploration Workflow as Enabler for the Exploitation of Linked Open Data.” Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data. Vol. 1297. 2014. Print. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

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