View-based user interfaces for the Semantic Web

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Aalto-yliopiston teknillinen korkeakoulu | Doctoral thesis (article-based)
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This thesis explores the possibilities of using the view-based search paradigm to create intelligent user interfaces on the Semantic Web. After surveying several semantic search techniques, the view-based search paradigm is explained, and argued to fit in a valuable niche in the field. To test the argument, numerous portals with different user interfaces and data were built using the paradigm. Based on the results of these experiments, this thesis argues that the paradigm provides a strong, extensible and flexible base on which to built semantic user interfaces. Designing the actual systems to be as adaptable as possible is also discussed.
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Hyvönen, Eero, Prof.
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Hyvönen, Eero, Prof.
Semantic Web, view-based search, faceted navigation, user interface design, system design
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  • [Publication 1]: Eetu Mäkelä, Eero Hyvönen, Samppa Saarela, and Kim Viljanen. 2004. OntoViews – A Tool for Creating Semantic Web Portals. In: Sheila A. McIlraith, Dimitris Plexousakis, and Frank van Harmelen (editors), The Semantic Web - ISWC 2004: Third International Semantic Web Conference, Hiroshima, Japan, November 7-11, 2004. Proceedings, volume 3298 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 797-811. Springer. ISBN 3-540-23798-4.
  • [Publication 2]: Eero Hyvönen, Eetu Mäkelä, Mirva Salminen, Arttu Valo, Kim Viljanen, Samppa Saarela, Miikka Junnila, and Suvi Kettula. 2005. MUSEUMFINLAND—Finnish museums on the semantic web. Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web 3, no. 2-3, pages 224-241. Selected Papers from the International Semantic Web Conference, 2004 - ISWC, 2004. © 2005 Elsevier. By permission.
  • [Publication 3]: Eetu Mäkelä, Eero Hyvönen, and Teemu Sidoroff. 2005. View-Based User Interfaces for Information Retrieval on the Semantic Web. In: Abraham Bernstein, Ion Androutsopoulos, Duane Degler, and Brian McBride (editors), End User Semantic Web Interaction Workshop, volume 172 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings. © 2005 by authors.
  • [Publication 4]: Eero Hyvönen and Eetu Mäkelä. 2006. Semantic Autocompletion. In: Riichiro Mizoguchi, Zhongzhi Shi, and Fausto Giunchiglia (editors), The Semantic Web - ASWC 2006, First Asian Semantic Web Conference, Beijing, China, September 3-7, 2006, Proceedings, volume 4185 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 739-751. Springer. ISBN 3-540-38329-8.
  • [Publication 5]: Eetu Mäkelä, Eero Hyvönen, and Samppa Saarela. 2006. Ontogator – A Semantic View-Based Search Engine Service for Web Applications. In: Isabel F. Cruz, Stefan Decker, Dean Allemang, Chris Preist, Daniel Schwabe, Peter Mika, Michael Uschold, and Lora Aroyo (editors), The Semantic Web - ISWC 2006, 5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Athens, GA, USA, November 5-9, 2006, Proceedings, volume 4273 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 847-860. Springer. ISBN 3-540-49029-9.
  • [Publication 6]: Eero Hyvönen, Tuukka Ruotsalo, Thomas Häggström, Mirva Salminen, Miikka Junnila, Mikko Virkkilä, Mikko Haaramo, Eetu Mäkelä, Tomi Kauppinen, and Kim Viljanen. 2007. CultureSampo—Finnish Culture on the Semantic Web: The Vision and First Results. In: Klaus Robering (editor), Information Technology for the Virtual Museum – Museology and the Semantic Web, pages 33-58. LIT Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-8258-0262-2.
  • [Publication 7]: Eetu Mäkelä, Osma Suominen, and Eero Hyvönen. 2007. Automatic Exhibition Generation Based on Semantic Cultural Content. In: Lora Aroyo, Eero Hyvönen and Jacco van Ossenbruggen (editors), Cultural Heritage on the Semantic Web Workshop, 6th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2009, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 31-June 4, 2009, pages 41-52.
  • [Publication 8]: Eero Hyvönen, Eetu Mäkelä, Tomi Kauppinen, Olli Alm, Jussi Kurki, Tuukka Ruotsalo, Katri Seppälä, Joeli Takala, Kimmo Puputti, Heini Kuittinen, Kim Viljanen, Jouni Tuominen, Tuomas Palonen, Matias Frosterus, Reetta Sinkkilä, Panu Paakkarinen, Joonas Laitio, and Katariina Nyberg. 2009. CultureSampo—Finnish Culture on the Semantic Web 2.0: Thematic Perspectives for the End-user. In: Museums and the Web 2009: Proceedings. Archives & Museum Informatics, Toronto. © 2009 by authors.