Social & Professional Networks

Creation of a multi-channel system that collects and collates information from a series of data sources and provides a means of traversing an online relationship map with regards to associated individuals, social media, organisation and governing bodies

Sector – Pharmaceutical/Marketing

Scope

Develop a system that is able to connect to a series of data driven services, parse them into a format that can be used, to provide a detailed online relationship map (network/nodal map).  This system would in itself be a module of a larger distributed system which would need data to be shared and made available for other modules.

Implemented Solution

In order to address the requirements scope for this project, a modular  approach to components was required. This was due to the changing needs of our Client based on online content and providers.  The solution consisted of a series of connectivity services for each respective data source (e.g. twitter, proprietary databases – [EMBASE, MEDLINE, PUBMED], In-house data) which would be parsed and feed into a central repository database for mapping. To insure a high service availability the parsers for the connectivity modules were housed on separate server instances away from the main display system. The relationship map display service catered for full screen browser viewing with zoom features and hover over information windows.  The user could opt to ‘traverse’ the network map seeing only level 1 and 2 relationships, or view an exploded view showing all nodes and relationships.

Technologies/Services utilised

LAMP, JSON, AJAX, JavaScript, SQL, XML

 

 

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