Build your own data graph and explore the hidden links of Tractatus!

1) First of all open the 'SEARCH' and the 'CODE FIELD' menus on the right side and type keyword in the input fields 'German keyword(A)', 'German keyword(B)'.
(Tip 1: Truncate the German words, do not write long phrases.)
(Tip 2: Choose a set. Default set is A UNION B - keyword(A) UNION keyword(B))

If you search a very frequented word (Satz, Welt, etc), it is better if you choose intersection.)

2) Search...
3) If you had a successfuly query, in this case you get a list of blue codes.
4) You must to copy this blue codelist to the empty 'Code field'.
5) If you have done everything correctly, will be displayed data grap(s) in the white box on the left side.
(Tip: If you detect an error during visualisation (shaking the lines, vibrating nodes...), you change the default values of 'spring tension'/'node repulsion'/'friction' and 'gravity' on top of the page.)
6) Type and search another keywords...
7) Right-click on the graph, and you can save your own data graph on PNG-format.
That's all.

Project TLP

TLP = Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus or Logico-Philosophical Treatise - TLP was Ludwig Wittgenstein first published philosophical work in his life. More about Wittgenstein's Tractatus...

This is an experimental project which...
  • ...includes search system, natural language processing and a data visualization system
  • ...provides a keyword retrieval
  • - the keywords can be combined, which allowing the relational inquiry of concepts
  • - the keywords are sorted by the data visualisation process to graphs

I apologize for the shortfall: the illustrations of Tractatus will be available soon...

Principle of Operation

1) A data base stores the original German text of Tractatus and its English translation by Ogden.

2) The search engine selects certain word, term or combination of these, that do you want.

3) Your search results will be listed.
3.1) You can read the current sections of the Tractatus.
3.2) You get a blue code, which you have to copy with CTRL-C and CTRL-V to 'CODE FIELD'.

4) The data visualization proceeds converts and orders your codes to data graphs.

Some of the books, webpages and publications that inspired this project (...and of course many others...):


Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo: Bursts
Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo: Linked
Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo: Netwok Science
Carruthers, Peter: The Metaphysics of the Tractatus
Norwig/Russell: Artificial Intelligence
Pinker, Steven: The Linguistic Instincts
Wittgenstein, Ludwig: Tractatus


Scientific publications

Weizenbaum, Joseph...
Mizoguchi, Riichiro...
and others


If you have a question, advice or suggestion, please leave a comment !


    Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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