I have always asked myself, how can I get mental maps from the web dynamically. There might be different ways of making it happen, but I want to share my idea: the software I want to build consists in that, mental maps that are represented on the screen using different tools.
For example, you can just make your research and make a concept node be related to another one with your own relationship arrow. This means you can relate two or more concepts by yourself depending on own your research.
But this tool can be improved to make those relationships between concepts by using, for example, the Wikipedia API, which has many ways to make filters and have relationships between concepts.
This means we could study different concepts and its dependencies or the concepts that the first ones depend on, and have a full scheme on your screen, having recorded the relationships between concepts, getting relationships made of those concepts by other people, filtering relationships and kinds, defining those concepts and opening windows to see those definitions, etc.
I want to build this great application (web app, mobile, desktop, etc) with ideas of different people in the world, even if you are not a software developer, your ideas are welcome and you can be part of the team. Please send me your email to [email protected] if you have any idea of how to improve this project and/or you want to be updated on it’s progress.
I hope you appreciate knowledge tools as I do so we can make a great job together!