Archive for the ‘Tools’ category

Facebook Graph Search with Cypher and Neo4j | Max De Marzi

January 31st, 2013

Facebook Graph Search has given the Graph Database community a simpler way to explain what it is we do and why it matters. I wanted to drive the point home by building a proof of concept of how you could do this with Neo4j. However, I don’t have six months or much experience with NLP (natural language processing). What I do have is Cypher. Cypher is Neo4j’s graph language and it makes it easy to express what we are looking for in the graph. I needed a way to take “natural language” and create Cypher from it. This was going to be a problem.

via Facebook Graph Search with Cypher and Neo4j | Max De Marzi.

The article is an interesting introduction to treetop (a “language for describing languages” used in Semr, a “framework to [support] natural language processing”) and how Mr. De Marzi uses it to create a simple Facebook Graph-like search using Neo4j. Very slick.

VncSharp: A .NET VNC Client Library

March 11th, 2012

VncSharp is a free and open source (GPL) implementation of the VNC Remote Framebuffer (RFB) Protocol for the .NET Framework. VNC (Virtual Network Computing) is a cross-platform client/server protocol allowing remote systems to be controlled over a network.

via VncSharp: A .NET VNC Client Library.

World Economic Forum – Visualization Challenge – Jan Willem Tulp

March 11th, 2012

World Economic Forum - Visualization Challenge - Jan Willem Tulp

Found this visualization from Jan Willem Tulp: World Economic Forum – Visualization Challenge. Looks very much like the visualization I did for Old Testament and New Testament references, but overall much more professional and polished. Since it was written using protovis, I might see if I can port OTNT to mimic his view. Also uses grid960.css, which I’ve wanted to use. Sounds like a fun challenge…