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List of Tools


Type URI 
Google Visualization API Visualization http://code.google.com/intl/de-DE/apis/chart/interactive/docs/gallery.html Easy-to-use charting & visualization API.
CloudMade Web Maps Studio   http://cloudmade.com/products/web-maps-studio Web Maps Studio is a suite of tools that gives web developers everything they need to create customized, interactive map based web apps.
Gephi Visualization http://gephi.org/ Graph visualization tool. 
D3 Visualization http://mbostock.github.com/d3/ Visualization toolkit.
Many Eyes Visualization http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/ Social visualization platform.
Prefuse Visualization http://prefuse.org/ Visualization toolkit.
GraphViz Visualization http://www.graphviz.org/ Graph visualization with output in various formats. Example: http://goo.gl/sPrN1
Wordle Visualization http://www.wordle.net/ Word clouds.
TimeFlow Visualization https://github.com/FlowingMedia/TimeFlow/wiki TimeFlow Analytical Timeline is a visualization tool for temporal data.
Voyant/Voyeur Tools   http://voyeurtools.org/ Voyeur is a web-based text analysis environment.
Axiis Visualization http://www.axiis.org/ Axiis is an open source data visualization framework designed for beginner and expert developers alike.
OpenGeoDa   http://geodacenter.asu.edu/ GeoDa is a free software program that serves as an introduction to spatial data analysis.
Sci2/Network  Workbench   https://sci2.cns.iu.edu/
Temporal, geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization of scholarly datasets at the micro (individual), meso (local), and macro (global) levels.
Snap   http://snap.stanford.edu/ Stanford Network Analysis Platform (SNAP) is a general purpose network analysis and graph mining library.
Textrend   http://www.textrend.hu/ The goal of TEXTrend platform is the in-depth analysis of dynamic information on the web for science or business.
OldMapsOnline   http://help.oldmapsonline.org/ OldMapsOnline.org is a research project which aims to develop software to assist in the management, manipulation and visualisation of historical map collections on the web.
WikipediaMiner NLP http://wikipedia-miner.cms.waikato.ac.nz/ WikipediaMiner is a toolkit for tapping the rich semantics encoded within Wikipedia.
PDFMiner Data gathering http://www.unixuser.org/~euske/python/pdfminer/index.html PDFMiner is a tool for extracting information from PDF documents.
Geotemporal Viz Visualization, resource list http://www.geotemporalviz.org/ List of geotemporal visualization tools.
WolframAlpha   http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2011/04/27/must-have-genealogy-tools-from-wolframalpha/ Geneaology tools from WolframAlpha.
NodeXL Visualization http://nodexl.codeplex.com/ NodeXL – Network Overview, Discovery and Exploration for Excel is an Excel 2007 Template for viewing and analyzing network graphs.
Google Refine Data processing





Google Refine is a power tool for working with messy data, cleaning it up, transforming it from one format into another, extending it with web services, and linking it to databases like Freebase.
Data Science Toolkit Data processing http://www.datasciencetoolkit.org/ Nicely packaged set of open tools for working with data.
KEA NLP http://www.nzdl.org/Kea/ KEA is an algorithm for extracting keyphrases from text documents. It can be either used for free indexing or for indexing with a controlled vocabulary.
Maui NLP http://code.google.com/p/maui-indexer/ Maui automatically identifies main topics in text documents. Depending on the task, topics are tags, keywords, keyphrases, vocabulary terms, descriptors, index terms or titles of Wikipedia articles.
Cloud-Crowd Data processing https://github.com/documentcloud/cloud-crowd Easy-to-use cloud processing framework.
Grep the Web Data gathering http://blekko.com/webgrep?status=completed Submit a series of strings or patterns and we will show you the urls on which they appear (in rank order).
pandas Data processing http://pandas.sourceforge.net/ pandas is a Python package providing fast, flexible, and expressive data structures designed to make working with “relational” or “labeled” data both easy and intuitive. It aims to be the fundamental high-level building block for doing practical, real world data analysis in Python. Additionally, it has the broader goal of becoming the most powerful and flexible open source data analysis / manipulation tool available in any language.
FOX NLP http://aksw.org/Projects/FOX FOX is a framework that integrates the Linked Data Cloud and makes uses of the diversity of NLP algorithms to extract RDF triples of high accuracy out of NL.
DataONE Resources list http://www.dataone.org/cattools

List of scientific data tools from the DataONE consortium. 

Workflow software survey Resources list http://snarfed.org/workflow_software_survey Nice overview of libraries, frameworks, and tools for managing semi-automated workflows and pipelines of tasks. 
Google Fusion Tables Data gathering, visualization, collaboration http://www.google.com/fusiontables/Home/ Gather, visualize and share your data online. Visualize and publish your data as maps, timelines and charts. Host your data tables online. Combine data from multiple people.
Edinburgh Geoparser 


Find and geolocate place name mentions in free text. 
Yahoo Placemaker 
Find and geolocate place name mentions in free text.
Open Calais NLP http://www.opencalais.com/  General purpose entity recognition.
Visualization http://www.franz.com/agraph/gruff/  From Franz Inc. 
Extension of graph viz(?) 
ONKI Ontology Service Ontology tools
http://onki.fi/ Ontologies and gazetteers can be published as services for free
Ontology tools http://purl.org/crmeh
Archaeological domain extensions of CIDOC CRM 
CIDOC CRM Ontology tools http://www.cidoc-crm.org Cultural Heritage domain ontology 
VMF Ontology tools http://www.doi.org/VMF/ The VMF matrix is a tool which can be used to automatically compute the "best fit" mappings between terms in controlled vocabularies in different metadata schemes and messages of interest to the educational, bibliographic and content publishing sectors.
SKOS Ontology tools http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/  W3C standard for KOS representation in RDF 
STELLAR Data conversion http://reswin1.isd.glam.ac.uk/stellar/ 
Convert tabular delimited data to RDF via templates 
  Resources list http://linkeddata.org/tools 

Useful reference


TileStache   http://tilestache.org/

TileStache is a Python-based server application that can serve up map tiles based on rendered geographic data. 

Chronos Timeline Visualization http://hyperstudio.mit.edu/software/timeline/ Chronos Timeline is designed specifically for needs in the humanities and social sciences to represent time-based data.
TemaTres Ontology tools http://www.vocabularyserver.com/ TemaTres is an open source vocabulary server, web application to manage and exploit vocabularies, thesauri, taxonomies and formal representations of knowledge.
MDP Data processing http://mdp-toolkit.sourceforge.net/ Modular toolkit for Data Processing (MDP) is a Python data processing framework.







Useful resources


Tony Hirst's blog — http://blog.ouseful.info/

Tony Hirst's visualizations — http://www.flickr.com/photos/psychemedia/

Periodic Table of Visualization Methods — http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html

Visualizing Meaning http://martha.mannlib.cornell.edu/charts/


Research papers/projects

  • Adam Moore, James Goulding, Tim Brailsford, and Helen Ashman. 2004. Practical applitudes: case studies of applications of the ZigZag hypermedia system. In Proceedings of the fifteenth ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia (HYPERTEXT '04). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 143-152. DOI=10.1145/1012807.1012851 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1012807.1012851 PDF available from http://tinyurl.com/d963hze .
  • Mapping performance culture: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~ahzvven/mapping/map33.html: a collaboration between theatre history and geographical information science, they developed an interactive map of Nottingham which will enable you to find out about the kinds of performances and entertainments which were happening in the town, and about the audiences who might have attended those performances. Working in partnership with local archives, museums and libraries, the site enables digital access to a large amount of material on entertainment and social culture which has been previously difficult to access, collected from newspapers, diaries, playbills and other sources.


Compiled by

Ceri Binding, Kate Byrne, Eero Hyvonen, Keith May, Juliette Culver, Alexander Dutton, Elizabeth FitzGerald, Ryan Shaw



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