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NODES2020 : Using Cypher to Extend a Graph-Based Documentation

At NODES2020, I’ve presented about graphs for humans : how to manually build a graph structured documentation with TheBrain Technologies, and why this graph writing is so useful.

Also how cypher (Neo4j *) can be used to automatically extract tables or hierarchies needed for specific contexts of use of this documentation.

Along the way, I’ve exposed some ideas about Information Design, the way I see it, that is including all that concerns representation of information but also structuring and the way they are interrelated.

Here is the replay

If you are interested in just one aspect, here are the time-codes :

00’00 Introduction & Summary of presentation
04’10 Information Design full stack (= my personal recipe for it)
06’33 Information Design Applications
08’58 Information Design Key Concepts
__’__ (not detailed, but will be exemplified in following demo)
09’19 Use Case presentation : documentation about the situation of Isolated minors in France
10’25 Documentation problems
12’17 TheBrain technology presentation – a selection of features
16’07 TheBrain Technology features – wrap up
16’14 TheBrain Technology Advantages
24’08 Graph writing advantages (in relation with Information Design Keyconcepts)
27’56 Difficulties with graphs
29’08 From graphs to simpler formal structures : lists, tables, hierarchies
31’07 Neo4j
31’29 Export TheBrain to json
32’00 Import to Neo4j
38’36 Export tables and hierarchy from the DB in neo4j
43’08 Using Neo4j for automatic checks for completeness, consistency and coherence
44’23 Unfortunately not possible to import a graph back into theBrain
45’13 Wrap up

… and the online presentation

Cypher file used to import TheBrain data base into Neo4j

* If you are a Neo4j newbie, you might find those resources useful

All NODES2020 presentations can be watched here!

Véronique Gendner

23 octobre, 2020