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Interactive visualization of book publication history

Li, Y. (2020) Interactive visualization of book publication history.

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Abstract:The book publication history is valuable for understanding how past cultures evolved over time and how knowledge spread cross cultures. To construct the publication history of a book, we need to identify relevant versions (e.g., the original, editions and translations) and relevant contributors (e.g., authors, editors and translators), as well as important attributes (e.g. year and location of the publication). Such information is traditionally catalogued in different bibliographic records, many of which are recently transformed into linked data or knowledge graphs (often in the form of RDF triples). Despite being friendly for automated processes, these RDF triples do not necessarily construct the publication history easily. In this research, we propose a data model for book publication history, based on which we collect data from the underlying knowledge graph and construct the publication history. We develop a prototype using zoomable icicle graphs to visually present the book history that uses can interactively explore. A preliminary user evaluation shows that this interactive visualisation tool helps to locate the right information faster and improves the user experience in general.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
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