Are you interested in how things are related with each other? The RelFinder helps to get an overview: It extracts and visualizes relationships between given objects in RDF data and makes these relationships interactively explorable. Highlighting and filtering features support visual analysis both on a global and detailed level. The RelFinder is based on the open source framework Adobe Flex, easy-to-use and works with any RDF dataset that provides standardized SPARQL access.


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  • GNU General Public License


  • Flash
  • Flex
  • RDF


Timo Stegemann



The RelFinder User Interface: Interactive Exploration of Relationships between Objects of Interest

Lohmann, S., Heim, P., Stegemann, T., and Ziegler, J. (2010). Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2010). New York, NY: ACM.

Entdecken und Explorieren von Zusammenhängen im Semantic Web

Lohmann, S., Heim, P., Stegemann, T., Tetzlaff, L., and Ziegler, J. (2009). i-com - Zeitschrift für interaktive und kooperative Medien, 8(3), 33–39.

RelFinder: Revealing Relationships in RDF Knowledge Bases

Heim, P., Hellmann, S., Lehmann, J., Lohmann, S., and Stegemann, T. (2009). Semantic Multimedia - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.