Finally, after roughly three years of development, Alexander Hanschke and I now released a version of Semtinel to the public. Semtinel is the piece of software that I developed as part of my thesis at the University of Mannheim. It contains tools for the visualisation and analysis of thesauri and other kinds of concept hierarchies, like classifications. The released version is still very beta and hard to use without deeper knowledge (i.e. documentation, which of course is missing, like always). But we had so many requests for it that we decided to “just do it”, following the principle “release often (we try from now on), release early (ahem…)”.
So have fun with this release, we are open for any kind of questions. And of course also thanks to Anastasia Pasenkova and Dominik Stork who did a great job in the last months to prepare Semtinel for this release. Alex is already working on the next major revision of Semtinel, so stay tuned.
More information is available on semtinel.org.