Sampo-UI: A Full Stack JavaScript Framework for Developing Semantic Portal User Interfaces

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Abstract

This paper presents a new software framework, SAMPO-UI, for developing user interfaces for semantic portals. The goal is to provide the end-user with multiple application perspectives to Linked Data knowledge graphs, and a two-step usage cycle based on faceted search combined with ready-to-use tooling for data analysis. For the software developer, the SAMPO-UI framework makes it possible to create highly customizable, user-friendly, and responsive user interfaces using current state-of-the-art JavaScript libraries and data from SPARQL endpoints, while saving substantial coding effort. SAMPO-UI is published on GitHub under the open MIT License and has been utilized in several internal and external projects. The framework has been used thus far in creating six published and five forth-coming portals, mostly related to the Cultural Heritage domain, that have had tens of thousands of end-users on the Web.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-84
Number of pages16
JournalSemantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability
Volume13
Issue number1
Early online date25 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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