conflation

Helps aggregate subject-predicate-object triples into condensed "digests"

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conflation

Helps aggregate subject-predicate-object triples into condensed "digests"

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Usage

Call conflation.conflate(triples [, perspective ]).

  • triples should be an array of triples (3-element arrays). A triple is in the form of [ subject, predicate, object ]. Subjects and objects should be strings or numbers, or arrays of the same.
  • perspective should equal either "subject" (default) or "object". In subject mode, the object part of the triples will be aggregated. In object mode, the subject part of the triples will be aggregated.

Returns

  • object containing add and remove keys.
  • add will be an array of new triples aggregated from the input, with either the subject or object portion being an array (depending on the perspective).
  • remove will be an array of numeric indexes of the input array, of items which are redundant in light of the new aggregated triples. Duplicate items in the input will also appear in the remove array.
  • each element in add will have a hidden property called _replaces (array), corresponding to the set of indexes in the input that the new triple supercedes.

Example

var conflation = require('conflation');

var activity = [
  ['bob', 'commented on', 'led zeppelin'],
  ['jill', 'commented on', 'the doors'],
  ['bob', 'commented on', 'led zeppelin'],
  ['jane', 'commented on', 'the beatles'],
  ['jane', 'blogged about', 'the doors'],
  ['jill', 'commented on', 'the beatles']
];

// from the "subject" perspective (default):

var result = conflation.conflate(activity);
console.log(JSON.stringify(result, null, 2));
/*
{
  "add": [
    [
      "jill",
      "commented on",
      [
        "the doors",
        "the beatles"
      ]
    ]
  ],
  "remove": [
    1,
    2,
    5
  ]
}
*/

// from the "object" perspective:

var result = conflation.conflate(activity, 'object');
console.log(JSON.stringify(result, null, 2));
/*
{
  "add": [
    [
      [
        "jane",
        "jill"
      ],
      "commented on",
      "the beatles"
    ]
  ],
  "remove": [
    2,
    3,
    5
  ]
}
*/

Re-aggregation

It's possible to run aggregated triples (from add result) through conflate() again to re-aggregate with more data.


Developed by Terra Eclipse

Terra Eclipse, Inc. is a nationally recognized political technology and strategy firm located in Aptos, CA and Washington, D.C.


License: MIT

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