I’d like to introduce a project I’ve been working on since a while. I simply called it Ken. Basically Ken is a data layer for knowledge representation. More precisely it’s a Ruby Library that is being built to access the Metaweb Services supplied by Freebase. Just born, the project’s goal is the provision of a concise API for querying and writing structured data.
It’s been almost one year since I finished my bachelor thesis “Information Visualization in the Semantic Web”. Still being an abstract and scientific topic, the Semantic Web needs tools for the masses to get going. While looking for the best tools out there, I discovered various visualization techniques that can be applied on structured (semantic) data.