Grid-based dynamic electronic publication: A case study using combined experiment and simulation studies of crown ethers at the air/water interface.
Esther R Rousay, Hongchen Fu, Jamie M Robinson, Jeremy G Frey, Jonathan W Essex
School of Chemistry, University of Southampton,
Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK

Abstract The Publication@Source Paradigm and Challenges Body Molecular Dynamics Simulations Comparisons and Conclusions Acknowledgements Appendix:The TriScapeRDF browser References Glossary Search
The TriScape RDF browser

The TriScape RDF browser

The Triscape browser is a generic RDF browser and it can be used to browse any valid RDF resources. It has the flowing features:
  1. Server Side application: The Triscape RDF browser is implemented as a web application (Servlet) running on the Tomcat server and making use of the Jena API from HP laboratories. On the client side a call, such as a hyper link or XLink (in SVG) sends a HTTP request to the server, which then calls the relevant RDF model. The RDF browser renders the relevant content of the RDF model as HTML.
  2. Display Objects: For each statement in the resource model, the browser locates its predicate (property) and the relevant object, as well as the corresponding vocabulary entry defined in the ontology. If the object is not a resource then the description from the vocabulary is displayed as the definition, together with the value of the object. If however, the object is another resource, then the vocabulary label is displayed together with a link to its definition, and the URI of that resource. The latter includes the HTTP request to that resource so that the client can follow the chain further. The resource may be a call to a web service, such as a statistical calculation, which can be invoked via the request from the client.
  3. Display parent: The Triscape browser also supplies a link from an object to its parent resource. The parent resource is located by searching the RDF to find a resource that points to the current item. In the scenario of chemical process, the parent resource is usually the previous step. As above a link is provided to enable the chain to be followed in this direction.
  4. Display Menu: For its use as a process tracking system, a plug-in component is added which supplies a menu of all the steps in the process and is displayed on the left hand side of the page. The menu is currently limited to displaying linear analysis chains.
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