network map of footnote relationships between books

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mrtimo
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network map of footnote relationships between books

Postby mrtimo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:16 am

Many people have graphed their social-network with linkedin or facebook tools. http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/ creates a very cool map. I want to graph the relationship between scriptures using footnotes. To do this I would need a database or list of all footnotes. Possible to obtain?

With this information you could ask questions like: What book of the Book of Mormon does 1 Samuel contain the most footnotes to? Then you could see the striking relationship between 1. Sam 8 and Mosiah 29 in graphical format, and go investigate it in the scriptures.

I discovered it is possible to search footnotes on scriptures.lds.org (Awesome!)
See this example:
http://lds.org/scriptures/search?lang=eng&query=%221+sam%22&type=footnote&book=bofm/mosiah
However, it is not possible to search scriptures using 'Gospel Library Web Service':
http://tech.lds.org/wiki/Gospel_Library_Web_Service

I'd love to create a map which would allow people to zoom in on the relationships between books. It would be an amazing discovery tool, and good missionary tool.

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Postby mrtimo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:24 am

Didn't mean to post this in "LDS.org Website" forum. Can someone move this to "Online Scriptures" or "General" etc.

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Postby mrtimo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:50 pm

As an example of the type of data/table that could be created by such a system see the following google docs:
1 Samuel referenced with Book of Mormon
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Akrw1GWTSr__dHowNG5JTXpLWk9qTWlWOWd2ZXRjRmc&hl=en_US#gid=0
Book of Mormon referenced with 1 Samuel
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Akrw1GWTSr__dHRkTkZyOHExZkNqRE1jZFFMRXl4eWc&hl=en_US#gid=0

You will note that some chapters and verses are connected strongly with the Book of Mormon as they are repeated several times.

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Postby mrtimo » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:32 am

Any idea how I can download all of the footnotes with the intent to create a 'footnote network map'? Sort of like a social network map on FB or linkedIn?

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Re: network map of footnote relationships between books

Postby mvedomske » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:19 pm

Did you ever find a way to get the footnotes? This is something I'm pursuing as well.


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