User talk:Yaron K.
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- How do I do that? The standard upload functionality didn't let me choose a license. Yaron K. (talk) 02:02, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Data browser, SemanticTrees, and Outlines
Hi. I saw your Grants:IEG/MediaWiki data browser proposal, and was pleased beyond words. I'd like to offer some tangential thoughts, and ask a few questions.
I've long wished to help build visual interfaces, for keywords (core vocabulary) in all topic areas.
A a cross between a SemanticNetwork/MindMap and a LayerChart (http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html)
Something that zooms like Googlemaps, to get to the deeper keywords (to prevent overwhelming visual chaos).
E.g. So that, if I type in "isobathytherms", the data browser finds that keyword in the article en:Contour line, and highlights a path to that node, from the root node, via Natural sciences->Earth sciences->Cartography.
E.g.2. If I overhear someone talking about "Kerning", my GoogleGlasses can highlight that word at the end of a path from Art->Design->Typography->Typeface Anatomy.
As sources of data, I've been thinking about 3 sets:
- Navigation templates (eg. en:Template:Typography terms)
- Outlines and Glossaries (eg. en:Outline of forestry)
I'm particularly interested in whether the Outlines might be able to be used (somewhat easily/automatedly) as a source of data, as they inherently have a semantic structure, with headings and indents denoting relationships. eg en:Portal:Contents/Outlines
Does any of that resonate well, for your own project?
- Hi - thanks for your interest, and your encouragement. This project isn't about outlines, though - it's about structured, non-hierarchical data. So the mind-mapping stuff wouldn't be relevant, I don't think. But we can discuss once the first version of the software is released - everything will make more sense at that point, hopefully. Yaron K. (talk) 03:58, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
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