i need help to create concept map editor using java(applet/swing) . i want to develop web app that allow user to create concept map and the user drawn the graph then the image should be stored in database . this is my overall process , can any one help me to start .
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Exmaple of concept map :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Conceptmap.gif
A concept map is a way of representing relationships between ideas, images, or words in the same way that a sentence diagram represents the grammar of a sentence, a road map represents the locations of highways and towns, and a circuit diagram represents the workings of an electrical appliance. In a concept map, each word or phrase is connected to another and linked back to the original idea, word or phrase. Concept maps are a way to develop logical thinking and study skills by revealing connections and helping students see how individual ideas form a larger whole.
Concept maps were developed to enhance meaningful learning in the sciences. A well-made concept map grows within a context frame defined by an explicit "focus question", while a mind map often has only branches radiating out from a central picture. There is research evidence that knowledge is stored in the brain in the form of productions (situation-response conditionals) that act on declarative memory content which is also referred to as chunks or propositions. Because concept maps are constructed to reflect organization of the declarative memory system, they facilitate sense-making and meaningful learning on the part of individuals who make concept maps and those who use them.
example of input for editor which i need to create :
keywords has been given to user . based on that user has to create node and name it and he has to map nodes with link and label the relation between those nodes . and once he completed the mapping. user click the save button then that image has to be saved in database