Mind maps are reckoned to be a valuable, visual approach for people to collaborate and share ideas, where new and improved ideas may be raised by association. However, there are not mechanisms to harness the potential of online communities to help users during mind mapping. To this end, it is presented a system that assists with suggestions during mind mapping, providing reactive and proactive suggestions. The former are received by users as response to their inputs in mind maps and retrieved from DBpedia. The latter are asked by the user to her Twitter community and received as tweets. A proactive suggestion is linked to its tweet and a reactive suggestion to its DBpedia entry, enabling seamless navigation through the context. In both cases, the community become the essential part of the system. This system is implemented as a FreeMind plugin.
Asking for suggestions in Twitter (proactive suggestions)
Twitter view of a question launched from FreeMind and its reply (proactive suggestions)
A proactive suggestion as seen from FreeMind (proactive suggestions)
Suggestions showed for the node 'Combat' (reactive suggestions)
Web source for 'MilitaryBattle' (reactive suggestions)
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Suggestions plugin files. Copy the contents to the freemind/plugins folder (e.g., FREEMIND_HOME/plugins/Suggestions.xml, FREEMIND_HOME/plugins/Suggestions, FREEMIND_HOME/plugins/Suggestions/Suggestions.jar, FREEMIND_HOME/plugins/Suggestions/lib)
How to install here.
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Copyright Onekin Research Group. All rights reserved. Revised: Jan 20th, 2012
Gorka Puente García
ONEKIN, UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY