The Connections & Relationships Project

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I have always been fascinated with attempting to display, aggregate & discover the relationships between people & groups of people.  Mentography was a fine idea.  Mentography in CMap was also a good idea.  DiscoverTheNetworks is a great starting example.  I would like to do the discovering automatically from news reports & other sources.  Other applications might be:
  1. The liberal & libertarian views alternative to discoverthenetworks.org
  2. Relationships amongst Corporations - ever want to know:
    • who is green or not
    • what companies sponsor terrorism or deal with terrorists
    • who are the good companies & the bad companies by association so as to practice your own form of selective spending
  3. Relationships amongst the candidates in an election & their donors & votes
  4. relationships amongst bloggers
  5. legal cases & the law
  6. historical events
  7. ...TBD

Tags

  1. connections
  2. relationships
  3. associations
  4. big data
  5. semantic web

Comments


Mark de LA says
There is also an opportunity to look at the P=NP class of complexity along with Grammar of Changes in 8+ dimensions & > 3 poles in this project. Actually, in this latter case the number of poles is similar to the number of points of view or maybe just the number of opposing viewpoints.

Seth says
Imho you need to use an extensional approach.  First select a set of transactions which imply a relationship between the participants. You need to actually have that data set.  Then from that you can extract the mentographs that are discovered.  For example contributions to political campaigns might work.  I have no idea how you could imply a relationship between entities based solely upon a database of news articles.  What, me thinks, is pretty much useless is where you just use somebody's assertions like: Ann Coulter said that "Hillary is associated with moveon.org".

Mark de LA says
All kinds of checks & balances would have to be made for anything in the standard M$M news outlets. We are looking for an accuracy rate of 99.997% or better for the news & relationships database. We have to start somewhere. We have no reporters or investigators.

Mark de LA says
VIA DRUDGE - (It may be happening via the Grabberment)
source: ... A recent solicitation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) reveals that the agency is seeking a "massive" online database capable of pulling up individuals' personal information, connections and associates.
...
source: ...

Attorney Kristen Mathews warns to be careful with what you say on social media platforms.

She has concerns the government is pushing the limits of what has historically been considered private.

"There are laws that regulate the government's ability to get a hold of things like credit card transaction history. But those laws have become more permissive in the last several years, particularly after 9-11, and so some might say those laws are no longer in line with the average expectation of privacy," says Mathews.

The government has said it would only check a Facebook page or twitter account if there is already red flag in a tax form.

...


Seth says
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M 2013-04-09 11:54:39 6885
seth 2013-04-09 06:42:28 6885
M 2013-04-08 11:56:58 6885
I want a database that covers all elected officials of ALL Governments in the USA.

you might need to build it from various sources ... mush them together.  
Yep, or maybe the semantic web can help.

Basically, wait until the Gobblement builds theirs & then call for a test of it security & accuracy by requiring that all officials & employess of all governments have their own records read into it first!

well i suspect that most of the information is available from various sources ... the tools for building large data sets is part of the tools for what you call the "semantic web".   you could, with a lot of effort, find the sources and deploy the tools.  sans, that effort, wait for it ... wait for it ...

Mark de LA says
M 2013-04-09 11:54:39 6885
seth 2013-04-09 06:42:28 6885
M 2013-04-08 11:56:58 6885
I want a database that covers all elected officials of ALL Governments in the USA.

you might need to build it from various sources ... mush them together.  
Yep, or maybe the semantic web can help.

Basically, wait until the Gobblement builds theirs & then call for a test of it security & accuracy by requiring that all officials & employess of all governments have their own records read into it first!


Mark de LA says
seth 2013-04-12 07:29:42 6885
M 2013-04-12 07:16:36 6885
seth 2013-04-12 06:29:05 6885
source: Using Splunk
When is big data useful? How can we find relevant big data?
Now i know that the above link is advertising a commercial product ... and i don't know how effective their tool is or how costly.  But it is a excellent example of the tools that are becoming available on the "Semantic Web" to actually manifest "a database that covers all elected officials of ALL Governments in the USA".

How much of big data is RDF?

i don't know ... but i would guess just a fraction of it.  bear in mind that "most" of the data resides in servers running relational databases ... and RDF is just one of the formats that can be input to or output from those servers.  more and more people are using Json ... i think it works just as well and is much less tedious.
I keep hairing into https://www.facebook.com/semanticwebcom looking for what may be new & I get still a lot of RDF.

Seth says
M 2013-04-12 07:16:36 6885
seth 2013-04-12 06:29:05 6885
source: Using Splunk
When is big data useful? How can we find relevant big data?
Now i know that the above link is advertising a commercial product ... and i don't know how effective their tool is or how costly.  But it is a excellent example of the tools that are becoming available on the "Semantic Web" to actually manifest "a database that covers all elected officials of ALL Governments in the USA".

How much of big data is RDF?

i don't know ... but i would guess just a fraction of it.  bear in mind that "most" of the data resides in servers running relational databases ... and RDF is just one of the formats that can be input to or output from those servers.  more and more people are using Json ... i think it works just as well and is much less tedious.

Mark de LA says
seth 2013-04-12 10:28:22 6885
M 2013-04-12 08:24:59 6885
seth 2013-04-12 07:29:42 6885
M 2013-04-12 07:16:36 6885
seth 2013-04-12 06:29:05 6885
source: Using Splunk
When is big data useful? How can we find relevant big data?
Now i know that the above link is advertising a commercial product ... and i don't know how effective their tool is or how costly.  But it is a excellent example of the tools that are becoming available on the "Semantic Web" to actually manifest "a database that covers all elected officials of ALL Governments in the USA".

How much of big data is RDF?

i don't know ... but i would guess just a fraction of it.  bear in mind that "most" of the data resides in servers running relational databases ... and RDF is just one of the formats that can be input to or output from those servers.  more and more people are using Json ... i think it works just as well and is much less tedious.
I keep hairing into https://www.facebook.com/semanticwebcom looking for what may be new & I get still a lot of RDF.

You know that the big thing with RDF is that there is a way to make up and use names that are not supposed to be sensitive to just some local context.  <---please note that; because it is important to understanding why RDF is being used all over the place for this kind of big data application.

Now flash back to when we were doing CyberMind within little 64k boxes of memory and could switch the memory blocks with even their cortexes back and forth between the front house and the back house.  There was one problem that emerged that I tried to solve:  How does a system like that grow to become really really big ... and be used by many different people in many different contexts?   Is it possible to just swap in and out mentons (chunks of memory) and let those multiply to billions of mentons and still expect that a symbol (remember the old definition of those) in one of the billions of mentons could still point exactly to a symbol in some other menton?   .....   You can't really do it in any practical sense and use just bigger and bigger address spaces ... nope, that just will not work.  ....  Well guess what? ... Tim Berners Lee invented a system where you could actually do it practically.   And that system is what developed into the Semantic Web ... which is now being called just "linked data".

Now the trick ... how he did it.   He used URL pointers.  ... and that is why, if you really want to do big data and have the data actually be consistent and not just garbarge in and out ... you need to use URL's (now called URI) to name your data values.

Mark de LA says
M 2013-04-13 09:58:22 6885
http://www.neo4j.org/learn/neo4j - graph databases & software. Closer? to my tetraks navigation, maybe?


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