Goal of this work is the interactive visualization and exploration of Web 2.0 content like Flickr photos, GeoNames, and Wikipedia articles. This knowledge from the Social Semantic Web is made accessible to the users by the means of new interaction metaphors. It leverages, e.g., a large, context-sensitive map, time line, and interactive time slider. The usability and applicability of the Wii Remote (and possibly other interaction devices) for such a visual exploration of the data will be analyzed.
This work bases on the SemaPlorer application developed in the working group of ISWeb. The SemaPlorer application connects different, very large data sources from the web of different origin and quality in an intriguingly manner. Used data sources are DBpedia (a Semantic Web version of Wikipedia), GeoNames (locations), WordNet (taxonomy of the English language) and social network relations in Friend-of-a-Friend (FOAF) files as well as live connection to Flickr. Users can visualize and explore these data sources in real time. SemaPlorer won the Billion Triples Challenge of the Semantic Web conference in Karlsruhe, Germany 2009.