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Sun, Jul 01, 2007

World Conflicts Presented Using the Exhibit Toolkit (MIT Simile Project)

Ryan Lee has taken 2006 data from the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research’s report on world conflict, known as the Conflict Barometer and used it to demonstrate some of the flexibility offered by MIT’s new Exhibit Toolkit. Exhibit is a data publishing framework that lets you create data-driven web pages with support for sorting, filtering, and rich visualizations by writing only HTML and optionally some CSS and Javascript code. EXHIBIT is part of the SIMILE project that also includes Timeline (see my campus conflict history Timeline example). SIMILE is focused on developing robust, open source tools based on Semantic Web technologies that improve access, management and reuse among digital assets. SIMILE stands for Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Environments. You can see Ryan’s display in action here (Firefox browser recommended).

Conflict Map Screenshot

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2007 07 01 | Filed under Research Tools  

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