A simple wordpress dialog slightly modified to cater for glossary terms, with the option to provide more than one term for search/listing and a free-form text definition entry field which is constantly analysed to provide possible links to previous terms are shown below, for the user to choose to connect to or not:
Analysis For Connecting (?)
I am a very simple guy, with no real knowledge of AI or anything like that but if we really can have the system do basic semantic analysis then it would be very useful I think, so that users won’t have to manually make links between terms (it’s time consuming when you link two new terms and you have to go back to the first to manually create a link to the second and so on). IF the system can extract ‘term’/nodes from text (and go back and do this on older entries for auto-linking and then use the rest of the sentence for link-typing, that would be very useful I think.
Furthermore, if this analysis was in real time with writing the terms then the system could show the old connections found and allow the user to approve, disapprove or modify them. THAT would be great, as mocked up here:
- Field for Term on top (with ‘+ Add New Term Text’ option to add acronyms etc.)
- Definition Field in plain text
- ‘Found Related Terms’ with check boxes to approve
- Other standard WordPress fields, such as ‘Categories’, ‘Tags’ and ‘media’
The usefulness of this approach of using glossaries will come when someone reads the authors texts and chooses a ViewSpec to access the glossary entries from (stretch text or mouse over fx) and when the author publishes text by choosing to export related terms and ‘freeze’ them in the document for future reference.
The resulting information can then be brought into visualisation systems and presented in a myriad of ways, as a part of a dynamic view in the authoring or reading systems or in full knowledge graphs, such as this:
or even this:
This continues in the next post.