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My big honking hash crushes your directed graph.


A couple months ago I had a very unpleasant experience trying to munge the relations between topics in the day's New York Times using RDF and GSS. I can't remember what I saw, earlier today, that pointed to the Perl bindings for GraphViz, but when I read the docs I realized that all I needed to do was loop over a nested hash calling add_*.

After a few false starts I've added code to the cron jobs that run every morning to generate a pretty picture version of the daily Who's on first at the New York Times? stuff. The graph is generated as an SVG file because dumping to PNG creates an image roughly 12000 pixels in width which, in turn, causes Mozilla to die a slow and painful death. I guess the next step is to add happy clicky links to the various nodes...

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Me : jpegrdfup 1.0 ←  → “Iraq” is on first, today.