BRAMBLE: A Web-based Framework for Interactive RDF-Graph Visualisation

Most graph visualisation tools for RDF data are desktop applications focused on loading complete ontologies and metadata from a file and allowing users to filter out information if needed. Recently both scientific and commercial frameworks have started to shift their focus to the web, however they still rely on plugins such as Java and rarely handle larger collections of RDF statements efficiently. In this abstract we present a framework which visualises RDF graphs in a native browser environment, leveraging both the SVG standard and JavaScript technology to provide a responsive user interface. Graphs can be directly expanded, modified and explored. Users select nodes and edges from a central data repository containing millions of statements. The resulting graph can be shared with other users retaining full interactivity for collaborative work or presentation purposes.