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Navigation Over a Large Ontology for Industrial Web Applications

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Ontologies for industrial semantic web applications are often very large. This is especially true in scientific and engineering applications where there exists a large pool of technical terminology necessary for operation within the domain. In this paper we look at the problem of presenting this domain ontology to users for navigation within web applications. The conventional tree view can be considered to be cumbersome and awkward to navigate for ontologies that have a very large breadth and/or depth. We present three approaches to this ontology presentation problem—content dependent filtering, autocompletion text box and partial segments using drop-down lists. All the approaches attempt to limit the ontology presented to users at one time. We implemented two of the proposed methods of ontology presentation in our demonstrators, and have received positive and valuable feedback from engineers.

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Crowder, Richard, Wilson, Max L., Fowler, David, Shadbolt, Nigel, Wills, Gary and Wong, Sylvia (2009) Navigation Over a Large Ontology for Industrial Web Applications At International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, United States. 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2009.

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Published date: September 2009
Additional Information: Event Dates: 30 August to 2 September 2009
Venue - Dates: International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, United States, 2009-08-30 - 2009-09-02
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Agents, Interactions & Complexity, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 267918
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267918
PURE UUID: 626bddb1-0947-4e79-8b4b-a8c4cdc40d49
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 21 Sep 2009 12:55
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:59

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Author: Richard Crowder
Author: Max L. Wilson
Author: David Fowler
Author: Nigel Shadbolt
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Sylvia Wong

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