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From: Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 00:39:23 +0200
To: "Graham Klyne" <GK@ninebynine.org>, "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@comcast.net>
Cc: "RDF-Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EBEPLGMHCDOJJJPCFHEFKEMGFGAA.danny666@virgilio.it>

>This may be slightly off-topic for this thread... there is a (commercial)
>utility called "MindManager" which creates "mind map" diagrams --
>a diagrammatic tree structure, but also supporting different annotations
>and cross-links.  I often find it useful for making notes or capturing
>ideas about a topic.
>It also supports a VB(-like) scripting facility.  It has occurred to me
>that it would be most useful and probably fairly easy to be able to
>generate RDF from MindManager diagrams.

Very much on-topic IMHO, and thanks for the reminder. I've not seen this app
for a long while (price was prohibitive), but I had this kind of thing
(Buzan's Mind Maps) in mind as a possible use case for the graph app I've
been putting together (on & off). A MindManager-type app backed by RDF would
be great - you could tie it to specific vocabularies or make it more
freeform (using a property something like isRelatedTo or whatever).

I do think there is a lot of low-hanging fruit around in terms of existing
applications (traditional & server-side), which with minor augmentation
would make nice & easy metadata makers (although that usually wouldn't be
their primary purpose).

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