Posts Tagged ‘concept map’

metaStudio for semantic networks and concept maps

February 18, 2013


This is the second post on metaStudio featuring the special features of gnowsys-studio.

The site allows collaborative construction of semantic networks between the wiki pages.  Users can define and use the relations between pages.  The graph produced is published in SVG which allows navigation of the graph by mouse click.  When Control + Click is used the graph reloads on the same page showing the additional nodes in the neighbourhood of the selected node. This way, a merged graph can be created.   Explore more pages at the site.


Debian Dependency Map

December 16, 2008

Several of us use Debian GNU/Linux and among other features we have all appreciated the way Debian software package dependencies are calculated to give us a stable package. At we harvested the data from the packages.tgz file of Debian 4.0 and created a program that graphically displays the dependencies, called dependency maps. Search
for your favorite package and see how dependent a software is on other packages.

Few examples:

Search for your favorite from:

One of the main reasons why we are interested in Debian dependency maps is that we are inspired by that model and now wants to create a similar knowledge.tgz file for all concepts and activities as is in the process of creating a gnowledge distribution. You will also be able to see how we are using the idea of Debian for knowledge domain. is waiting for all of you to spread the message,
specifically among the teachers of any subject whatsoever to add the dependency relations so that we can soon have a gnowledge (free knowledge distribution) distro.

Building a road map of knowledge!

November 12, 2008
The lab of Homi Bhabha Centre (HBCSE) launched a new community portal on 31st October 2008 to make concept maps of all areas of knowledge.  Currently there are about 400 concepts with about 350 prerequisite relations among them.

The activity is to build a road map of knowledge by  establishing dependency relations (prerequisites) between concepts and activities.  Soon we will extend the site for TypeMap, PartMap, InteractionMap, ProcessMap, CauseMap, functionMap, TestsMap, TranslationMap etc.  That way progressively and collaboratively we can represent all knowledge as concept maps.

The current map looks like this.

The site is waiting for community contributions and suggestions at

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