create base map file for cmap

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giuliopons
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create base map file for cmap

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Hi,
my name is Giulio, I'm writing from Italy from Seleggo.org.
We've created a digital service to help dyslexic students to study, at this moment it's only in Italian.

I'll describe our tool to let you better understand my question: we digitize school books and offer them for free to children through a web reader optimized for fonts, letter spacing and colors and we integrate text to speech services to help dyslexic children to read.

I'm writing in this forum because we'd like to integrate some conceptual map services, so I want to know if cmap is open to some kind of integration.

For example, we'd like to add a tool in our reader that allows the student to "highlight" the "concept" words, then these words could be saved in an cmap file that can be opened with cmap and completed in cmap. Is it possible?

We don't want to create concept maps inside our reader but we'd like to feed cmap with "concept" words.

Thank you for your time
Giulio
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Re: create base map file for cmap

Post by cmapadmin »

CmapTools can't really do what you are suggesting. There are 2 aspects that you may look into, but they will still require quite some software development.

1. The format in which Cmaps are stored is open and described in:

https://cmap.ihmc.us/xml/CXL.html

2. There is an API to access Cmaps in CmapServers, as documented in:

https://cmap.ihmc.us/docs/pdf/CmapServer-HTTP-API.pd

But, I don't thinks these will be enough to implement what you want.

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Re: create base map file for cmap

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Additionally, Cmaps can be embedded as described in this paper. May be of interest:

https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... Web%20page.
Mikoals
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Re: create base map file for cmap

Post by Mikoals »

The student can highlight the concept words in our reader, and then they can store them in a cmap file.
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