[foaf-dev] Visualizing/Persenting various RDF data graphically

Bruce Whealton bruce at whealton.info
Mon Aug 22 20:20:10 CEST 2011


That's pretty interesting.  So, it only requires php and JavaScript?
Bruce

-----Original Message----- 
From: Melvin Carvalho
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 3:00 PM
To: Bruce Whealton
Cc: foaf-dev at lists.foaf-project.org
Subject: Re: [foaf-dev] Visualizing/Persenting various RDF data graphically

On 21 August 2011 20:47, Bruce Whealton <bruce at whealton.info> wrote:
> Hello,
>
>     I noticed that the BIO (Biographic information) and REL 
> (Relationships)
> vocabularies are extended from FOAF and refer to this list for discussion.
> I was creating files in rdf format that contain genealogy information. I
> will have it in one large file and also in individual files for each
> individual.  I found IsaViz which is a Java Program for visualizing or
> graphing relationships in a directed graph.  there are two problems.  One 
> is
> that it is a desktop application so it is unclear how easy it would be to
> turn this into a web applet.  Secondly, while it does display any type of
> RDF data and does not need to know the terms that will be used, in 
> advance,
> and it can still create a graph, the graph is not exactly what one might
> want in a Genealogy program.  Maybe that can be tweaked so that the 
> average
> user can see the “family tree” and understand the relationships.
>         Can anyone recommend other approaches?  Having a family tree
> described in RDF and wanting to display it as a ancestry, or decendent or
> pedigree chart using some existing visualization tools.  And being able to
> present it on the web too?

How about this?

http://devel.patrickgmj.net/GEG/arc/plugins/testGG.html

> Thanks,
> Bruce
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