I am seeking advice on a new project. I have 8,000 scanned images of hand-written manuscript pages (no OCR) that were later turned into a book. I would like to load these images into a network map (in Gephi?) so that researchers can visually see connections between the pages. Some of the scanned pages are story (with multiple versions), some are commentary on the manuscript by the author, some are plot notes but none of this is OCRd so we need to rely on the images to tell the story in addition to the file naming structure used for the scans. I see that Gephi works well with row/column data but in my case it is the page image that I would like to display as a node rather than a word.
A general structure in terms of plotting is scans are grouped by chapters, a horizontal axis would represent the sequence of writing for the overall book (e.g. first phase, second phase) and the vertical axis would represent a cross-section: earlier or later versions of a given chapter.
Is Gephi the right tool for this or are there suggestions on a different tool to use for this type of project?
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Librarian seeks online tool to create interactive network map
Gephi is very easy,
Just download it, add your data as comma separated values, and mess with it until it is pretty. No python or R required.
On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 3:17 PM, Pikas, Christina K. < [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> NodeXL, iGraph in R, iGraph in Python... what's your favorite
> language? I find iGraph in R very friendly and I really want to try
> rBokeh to see an interactive visualization. So maybe more info on
> which skills you can leverage?
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Librarian seeks online tool to create interactive
> network map
> Hey everyone,
> I am looking for a more effective way to show how various projects and
> people across a number of universities are related. I've looked at
> mind-mapping tools (see
> http://lifehacker.com/five-best-mind-mapping-tools-476534555) and also
> http://www.thebrain.com/, but I think what I'm really trying to create
> is akin to a social network map, some thing like you see at
> l-teams/ but of course I don't need that level of sophistication --
> though the interaction is sweet.
> any ideas, mind hive?
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