WikifyingCmaps

Have new ideas for the next release of IHMC CmapTools and IHMC CmapServer?
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WikifyingCmaps

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There are a lot of suggestions that may come from the Wiki culture.

I only sketch one, because I think that it could better be explained and expanded on a shared CMap for collaboration (which I am going to suggest on a special post in this forum):

AutoGenerateNodesAndEdges

What about a text input section on arbitrary concept nodes N in the following form:

verb1 N1
verb2 N2
..
verbm Nm

that would create graphical nodes: N1..Nm in combination with graphical edges, labeled by the verbs: verb1..verbm.
The nodes could be in CamelCase and the verbs in (more or less) free form.
If a node Ni is not yet in the Cmaps server database, it becomes an empty node with a "?", prompting for input.
If a node Ni is in the server database, N gets appended a link to Ni and Ni gets linked backwards with N. This allows for convenient navigation and authoring the WikiWay.

The nice thing is the synergy effect that comes from AccidentalLinking by the contributions of peer-mappers (be it in the nearer project context or in the wider information soup mashup).

For inviting collaboration, I bilink this suggestion with <-> http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?AccidentalLinking and <-> http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiPrinciples .
Besides that and since this forum is not (re-)editable, I deposit a copy on <->http://aboutus.org/AccidentalLinking.

I hope that we soon get the critical mass of collaborators in the wider communities that the social software CMaps really deserves - for the benefit of all involved participants and communities.

See http://google.com/search?q=WikifyingCmaps for more context.
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Re: WikifyingCmaps

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On <-> http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?CMapsSandbox we managed to bilink different author sandboxes and experienced, that it is a pain to accomplish that.
Perhaps we have missed something.
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Re: WikifyingCmaps

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I've documented a tangentially related idea here: http://caseymullen.wordpress.com/

I see a correspondence between WikiWords and the names of concepts.
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Re: WikifyingCmaps -> Mapping a Wiki

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Hi Casey,
meanwhile the idea appears to be implemented in e.g. http://www.wikimindmap.org/viewmap.php? ... oncept+map.
Do you or anybody know where there is a Crawler-Service that maps any Wiki ...
for at least the free MediaEngine type or for the Wikis, we can create at the Wikifarm http://wikidot.com.
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Re: WikifyingCmaps

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If you have a crawler for Wikis you can generate Cmaps and store them in a CmpServer using the CXL format and KEA architecture (http://cmap.ihmc.us/xml)
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Re: WikifyingCmaps -> Public WikiCmapper Service Wanted

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Thank you dear acanas for the hint,
now we only need a link to a public WikiCmapper Service. Do you or anyone else here know some?
This would give both the CmappersCommunity as well as the WikiCommunity a real boost by synergy (imho).
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PS.:
How about offering a wiki for the cmappers community here :P
PPS.:
Btw.: Due to its many crosslinks, Cmaps would be far superior to map the Wikipedia than the current hierarchical WikiMindmapper.
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