Q. What is a graph and how can it help to curate your knowledge?
A graph is a form of information representation. It has a graphic shape similar to a map of ideas.
Each item (object, music, photograph, recording, person, concept, company ...) constitutes a node that is related to other nodes.
All nodes can be connected. The richness of recorded information increases as the graph expands and densifies relationships: we can easily visualize the relationships between items, we can identify controversies, see connections between entities that we did not imagine were related, it will be possible to identify nodes of greater or lesser centrality.
The process of creating the graph is intended to be as simple as possible.
Q.Where to start? Create a node...
To start recording what you know about fado, for example, create a personal graph.
Once you create a personal graph you can start the registration. You must first define a starting node.
To do this, you must first search if the node already exists. If it exists, you can use what you have just found.
If it does not exist, you can create a new node that will appear on the screen.
You should seek to fill in the supplementary information that will come automatically.
Q. How do I create relationships between nodes?
There are relationships between nodes. A guitarist is linked to the Portuguese guitar.
You should establish the relationships between nodes. To do this, select the first node and, with the mouse button pressed connect it to the other node with which you want to associate it.
You should then explain the kind of relationship there is between nodes among the various possibilities presented.
Please, do not forget to save your work that will wait review and subsequent publication.
Q. How should I apply pre-defined queries?
Queries are questions that work as filters. Therefore, after searching for a node and having drawn a graph around it, if the information is too vast, you can apply filters under the menu "filters".
The pre-defined filters work as common language.
Q. How can I use queries?
Quickly the information becomes very dense. This fact although demonstrating the richness of the data, can make it difficult to read the graph. That's why we have designed filters. You can access previously defined filters for the most commonly searched information.
Q. Final Question?
HERITAMUS is a simple tool to give access to complex information, helping people to register, store and retrieve data that they already intuitively manage. We hope that unexpected associations ("relationships") between items ("nodes") will surprise you and help you in your research. Please, feel free to contact us with further questions. We welcome you to HERITAMUS.