Visualization of Large Ontologies with Landmarks

Zong Lei Jiao, Qiang Liu, Yuan-Fang Li, Kim Marriott, Michael Wybrow


Ontologies are building blocks of the Semantic Web and are essential for knowledge representation and data integration. Interactive visualization is an important tool for the understanding of ontologies, especially large ones. In this paper, we present a novel hierarchical ontology visualization method for effectively visualizing an ontology’s global landmarks, local structure and individual class’ details. We have implemented a visualization system that can handle large ontologies efficiently. Preliminary evaluation indicates that the method and the system can be effectively used to understand large ontologies.


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Paper Citation

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Jiao Z., Liu Q., Li Y., Marriott K. and Wybrow M. (2013). Visualization of Large Ontologies with Landmarks . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-46-4, pages 461-470. DOI: 10.5220/0004289904610470

in Bibtex Style

author={Zong Lei Jiao and Qiang Liu and Yuan-Fang Li and Kim Marriott and Michael Wybrow},
title={Visualization of Large Ontologies with Landmarks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013)
TI - Visualization of Large Ontologies with Landmarks
SN - 978-989-8565-46-4
AU - Jiao Z.
AU - Liu Q.
AU - Li Y.
AU - Marriott K.
AU - Wybrow M.
PY - 2013
SP - 461
EP - 470
DO - 10.5220/0004289904610470