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New Forms of Interaction With Hierarchically Structured Events

By Sven Buschbeck, Anthony Jameson, and Tanja Schneeberger (2011)

In M. van Erp, W. R. van Hage, L. Hollink, A. Jameson, & R. Troncy (Hrsg.), Proceedings of the ISWC 2011 Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web. Aachen, Germany: CEUR. Available from


Research in the semantic web community has given rise to some powerful methods for visualizing events and related media—mostly in terms of interactive timelines—and for enabling users to interact with these visualizations. The present paper aims to advance this line of research in two ways: (a) by developing interactive visualizations of event hierarchies of essentially arbitrary depth and size, which are more natural than timelines in the case of complex events that comprise subevents at various levels; and (b) by supporting forms of interaction that go beyond the usual activities of browsing and searching for events and related media, supporting additionally the sharing and annotation of media and the provision of interactive illustrations of narrative texts.


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BibTeX entry

  year = {2011},
  author = {{Buschbeck}, Sven and
            {Jameson}, Anthony and
            {Schneeberger}, Tanja},
  editor = {{van~Erp}, Marieke and
            {van~Hage}, Willem R. and
            {Hollink}, Laura and
            {Jameson}, Anthony and
            {Troncy}, Rapha\”{e}l},
  title = {New Forms of Interaction With Hierarchically Structured Events},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the {ISWC} 2011 {W}orkshop on {D}etection, {R}epresentation, and {E}xploitation of {E}vents in the {S}emantic {W}eb},
  address = {Aachen, Germany},
  publisher = {CEUR},
  note = {Available from}}