View-based user interfaces for the Semantic Web

Eetu Mäkelä

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles


    This thesis explores the possibilities of using the view-based search paradigm to create intelligent user interfaces on the Semantic Web. After surveying several semantic search techniques, the view-based search paradigm is explained, and argued to fit in a valuable niche in the field. To test the argument, numerous portals with different user interfaces and data were built using the paradigm. Based on the results of these experiments, this thesis argues that the paradigm provides a strong, extensible and flexible base on which to built semantic user interfaces. Designing the actual systems to be as adaptable as possible is also discussed.
    Translated title of the contributionView-based user interfaces for the Semantic Web
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor's degree
    Awarding Institution
    • Aalto University
    • Hyvönen, Eero, Supervising Professor
    • Hyvönen, Eero, Thesis Advisor
    Print ISBNs978-952-60-3446-1
    Electronic ISBNs978-952-60-3447-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeG5 Doctoral dissertation (article)


    • Semantic Web
    • view-based search
    • faceted navigation
    • user interface design
    • system design

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