WikiVis (UM)

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WikiVis (UM) provides an interactive visualization of the Wikipedia information space, primarily as a means of navigating the category hierarchy as well as the article network. The project is implemented in Java, utilizing the Java 3D package.

For other uses, see WikiVis.

It is to be distinguished from the equally named but unconnected WikiVis tool developed later (in 2006) as a student project at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern (FH-KL), Germany.


Publications

Title Author(s) Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract
Visualizing Co-Authorship Networks in Online Wikipedia Robert P. Biuk-Aghai International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies English 2006 The Wikipedia online user-contributed encyclopedia has rapidly become a highly popular and widely used online reference source. However, perceiving the complex relationships in the network of articles and other entities in Wikipedia is far from easy. We introduce the notion of using co-authorship of articles to determine relationship between articles, and present the WikiVis information visualization system which visualizes this and other types of relationships in the Wikipedia database in 3D graph form. A 3D star layout and a 3D nested cone tree layout are presented for displaying relationships between entities and between categories, respectively. A novel 3D pinboard layout is presented for displaying search results