Data-driven visual graph query interface construction and maintenance: Challenges and opportunities

Sourav S. Bhowmick, Byron Koon Kau Choi, Curtis Dyreson

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Visual query interfaces make it easy for scientists and other nonexpert users to query a data collection. Heretofore, visual query interfaces have been statically-constructed, independent of the data. In this paper we outline a vision of a different kind of interface, one that is built (in part) from the data. In our data-driven approach, the visual interface is dynamically constructed and maintained. A data-driven approach has many benefits such as reducing the cost in constructing and maintaining an interface, superior support for query formulation, and increased portability of the interface. We focus on graph databases, but our approach is applicable to several other kinds of databases such as JSON and XML.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-992
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the VLDB Endowment
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
Event42nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2016 - New Delhi, India
Duration: 5 Sept 20169 Sept 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science(all)


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