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  • Tricia d’Entremont
  • Chris Callendar
  • Margaret-Anne Storey


d'Entremont, T., & Storey, M. A. (2009, September). Using a degree of interest model to facilitate ontology navigation. In Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, 2009. VL/HCC 2009. IEEE Symposium on (pp. 127-131).

d'Entremont, T., & Storey, M. A. (2009). A framework of cognitive design elements for ontology navigation. Technical Report DCS-327-IR, University of Victoria.

Visualizations are commonly used as a cognitive aid for presenting large ontologies and instance data. One challenge with these visual techniques is that the generated views are often very dense and complex. It is difficult to know which concepts to include in the visualization to meet a user’s information needs. In the DIaMOND (Degree of Interest Modelling for Ontology Navigation and Development) project we are investigating the application of principles of attention-reactive interfaces to provide adaptive visualizations of the underlying ontology.

DIaMOND is a plug-in for the Protégé ontology authoring environment plug-in.

The DIaMOND project was developed with support from the National Center for Biomedical Ontology. DIaMOND uses the Mylyn plug-in for Eclipse developed by Mik Kersten of the Software Practices Lab at the University of British Columbia.