Title: Visualising complex information - genealogical maps and multiple relationships

Authors: Jadranka Sunde; Matija Borić; Lara Urlić; Natalija Urlić

Addresses: School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA, 5001, Australia. ' Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, Livanjska 5, 21000 Split, Croatia. ' Geni Curators for Croatia, 21328 Drašnice, Podgora, Croatia. ' Geni Curators for Croatia, 21328 Drašnice, Podgora, Croatia

Abstract: We look into ways how to make history lessons more interesting by using an online social networking tool which, we think, satisfies requirements for ICT educational use in schools. Second part of this paper covers exploration of ways how to visualise complex historical and genealogical data and postulate how this information could be used to further demographic and other research.

Keywords: history lessons; genealogy; visualisation; complex information; genealogical maps; multiple relationships; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; internet; world wide web; social media; social networking; networks; ICT; information technology; communications technology; schools; historical data; demographic research; demography; Geni.com; genealogical databases; Makarska; Croatia; Dalmatia; knowledge engineering; soft data paradigms; computers; education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKESDP.2012.050725

International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms, 2012 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.309 - 322

Available online: 26 Nov 2012

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