Combining tools to find connections

Combining ConnectApp with semantic techniques allowed more complex and indirect connections to be discovered. The example shown below illustrates this. This case was motivated by the requirement to find connections to a group of petroleum engineers in the SPIRES network, which proved difficult just using terminology from that field. However, a higher level concept into which an aspect of this fitted was earth exploration. This established a connection to a group of archaeologists within the community. Exploring further uncovered a particular example of this in the use of imaging utilising different electromagnetic wavelengths, to find potential drilling locations for one discipline and potential archaeological sites for the other. This in turn through a number of conceptual links connected to environmental research, cancer research and even spinoff research from the large hadron collider.