Whispers down the network

A semantic web app based on a variation of the Chinese whispers game. Consider this: each node in a network represents a different knowledge domain (via an ontology). As with the Chinese whispers game, Node A sends information to Node B (in RDF format) by using the network, but in order for the message to reach Node B it has to pass several other nodes that describe similar knowledge domains to Node A and Node B. Thus the data can only travel to nodes with similar concepts in order to reach Node B.

Monitor the path down this network of domains in order to see the shortest and the longest path, but also the path which consists of the highest number similar concepts.

Consider that the message sent from Node A to Node B consists of more than one concept (e.g. Person, Organization, Profession etc.).

Question: Did the message alter its meaning passing through all those different domains, by the time it reached its destination ?

Bonus: Visualization of the network.

  • Requirements:
  • Programming Skill Level: Advanced;
  • Designer Skill Level: Advanced;
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See also the derivation: Whispers down the network — derivation