Ali Khalili and Klaas Andries de Graaf

Research & Innovation

Linked Data Reactor: Towards Data-aware User Interfaces

Most of the existing Web user interfaces (UIs) are hard-coded by their developers to address certain predefined types of data, and hence are blind to the semantics of data they are dealing with. When talking about unstructured data or data without an explicit semantic representation, our expectations of data-awareness are lower. However, when we consider Linked Data UIs, where we have both structured data and semantics, we indeed expect more awareness from the UI which renders the data. In this paper we present an architecture for data-aware UIs, called Linked Data Reactor, implemented based on Web components and Semantic Web technologies. The proposed UIs can understand users' data and are capable to interact with users accordingly.