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Visualizing the Semantic Web

XML-based Internet and Information Visualization

  • Vladimir Geroimenko
  • Chaomei Chen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Semantic, Visual and Technological Facets of the Second Generation Web

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vladimir Geroimenko
      Pages 3-14
    3. Christiaan Fluit, Marta Sabou, Frank van Harmelen
      Pages 36-48
    4. Bénédicte Le Grand, Michel Soto
      Pages 49-62
    5. Stephen Kimani, Tiziana Catarci, Isabel Cruz
      Pages 63-89
    6. Vladimir Geroimenko, Larissa Geroimenko
      Pages 90-96
  3. Visual Techniques and Applications for the Semantic Web

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Mischa Weiss-Lijn, Janet T. McDonnell, Leslie James
      Pages 116-134
    3. Alexander Nakhimovsky, Tom Myers
      Pages 135-150
    4. Joseph A. Konstan, John T. Riedl
      Pages 151-167
    5. Vladimir Geroimenko, Larissa Geroimenko
      Pages 168-179
    6. Vladimir Geroimenko, Chaomei Chen
      Pages 198-199
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 201-202

About this book


This pioneering book deals specifically with the visualization of the Second-Generation Web. Now in its second edition it has been completely revised and updated, and includes extensive new material. It focuses on key topics including:

• Visualization of semantic and structural information and metadata in the context of the emerging Semantic Web

• Ontology-based information visualization and the use of graphically represented ontologies

• Semantic visualizations using topic maps and graph techniques

• Web Services, e-commerce and web search applications

• Recommender systems for filtering and recommending on the Semantic Web

• SVG and X3D as new XML-based languages for 2D and 3D visualisations

• Methods used to construct and visualize high quality metadata and ontologies

• Navigating and exploring XML documents using interactive multimedia interfaces

• The use of semantic association networks as well as social networks on the Second-Generation Web

• Semantically enhanced solutions for the medical community

• Semantic-oriented use of existing visualization methods

The design of visual interfaces for e-commerce and information retrieval is currently a challenging area of practical web development. Most of the techniques and methods discussed can be applied now, making this book essential reading for web developers and end users as well as visualisation researchers.


3D SVG Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) XML classification e-commerce graphics information system information visualization multimedia rendering techniques vector graphics visualization web services

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Geroimenko
    • 1
  • Chaomei Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUK
  2. 2.College of Information Science and TechnologyDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"Extensible Markup Language (XML) is the basis of the semantic Web’s metadata. … The production quality of the book is quite high, featuring high-gloss paper and containing numerous intriguing color screen shots of visualization outputs … . the book does a good job of providing an understanding of the semantic web, presenting its vision and an overview of research into its visualization." (A. E. Salwin, Computing Reviews, December, 2006)