AKSW Colloquium, 07-12-2015, LODVader

Ciro BaronOn the 7th of December at 3 PM, Ciro Baron will present LODVader, a new hybrid system which combines LOD Visualisation, Analytics and DiscovEry in Real-time.


The Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud is in danger of becoming a black box. Simple questions such as “What kind of datasets are in the LOD cloud?”, “In what way(s) are these datasets connected?” – albeit frequently asked – are at the moment still difficult to answer due to the lack of proper tooling support. The infrequent update of the static LOD cloud diagram adds to the current dilemma, since there is neither reliable nor timely-updated information to perform an interactive search, analysis or in particular visualization in order to gain insight into the current state of Linked Open Data.

In this Colloquium, Ciro will present a new hybrid system which combines LOD Visualisation, Analytics and DiscovEry in Real-time (LODVader) to aid in answering the above questions. LODVader is equipped with (1) a multi-layer LOD cloud visualization component comprising of a light and a dark side, (2) dataset analysis components that extend the state of the art with new similarity measures and efficient link extracting techniques and (3) a fast search index that is an entry point for dataset discovery. At its core, LODVader employs a timely-updated index using a complex cluster of Bloom Filters (BF) as a fast search index with low memory footprint. This BF cluster is able to efficiently perform analysis on link and dataset similarities based on stored predicate and object information, which – once inverted – can be employed to discover broken links by displaying the Dark LOD Cloud.  By combining all these features with a versioning system, we allow for an up-to-date, multi-dimensional LOD cloud analysis, which – to the best of our knowledge – was not possible before.

About the AKSW Colloquium

This event is part of a series of events about Semantic Web technology. Please see http://wiki.aksw.org/Colloquium for further information about previous and future events. As always, Bachelor and Master students are able to get points for attendance and there is complimentary coffee and cake after the session.

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