Exploring Pelagios: a visual browser for geo-tagged datasets

Simon, Rainer, Barker, Elton and Isaksen, Leif (2012) Exploring Pelagios: a visual browser for geo-tagged datasets. In, International Workshop on Supporting User's Exploration of Digital Libraries, Paphos, CY, 23 - 27 Sep 2012. 34pp, 29-34.


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When dealing with networked information spaces, there are two challenges a data navigation system must address: first, it needs to provide the user with a quick high-level overview of the nature and structure of the data. Second, it must offer mechanisms to easily drill down and navigate to specific detail information. In this demonstration, we present the Pelagios Graph Explorer, a prototype visual exploration tool for place metadata which is derived from ancient world research datasets brought together by the Pelagios Project. Furthermore, we report on ongoing work on the Pelagios API. The API enables external re-use of the Pelagios place metadata, and provides a basis for future development of - and experimentation with - alternative navigation tools for the networked place metadata from the Pelagios project.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBNs: 9788461606825 (electronic)
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Keywords: linked data, visual browsing, information exploration, digital libaries, digital humanities, geoinformation
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions : Faculty of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 343484
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
27 September 2012Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 15:10
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:35
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343484

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