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A knowledge graph for Brexit showing impacts of leaving EU

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2022 5:23 pm
by chadatom
This is work in progress - a manually created map showing the aspects of EU membership which the UK has left, the consequences of leaving for various industry and service sectors and locations, and at its leaves, the various topic for a content type 'Story' which group publications about impacts of Brexit. The occurrences of such a story have occurrence types based on publication and data range, and the urls for those articles are being managed in a separate project, where I am a volunteer helper, to build up a database of published articles since 2021. When the database is published, I would like to be able to use the Wandora topic map as a means of navigation to help trace the path of cause and effect between, for example, leaving the EU Customs Union, and difficulties such as the dispute around the 'Irish Sea border', which has been evolving over the last year. A hierarchy of associations uses many natural language terms such as 'has effect' with subtypes 'entails', 'hinders', 'prevents', 'causes'. Consequences of leaving aspects of the EU structure and collaborations can be 'at' places, 'in' economic sectors, 'to' categories of people or organisation, so the edge labelling in Wandora helps presentation and understanding of the knowledge as a network. Roles are less important. One barrier has been the very small print for text labelling edges, within the Graph panel - sometimes with text in the same colour as the line that goes through it. Please comment if you have seen this and know a good solution.

My background is as a retired scientist informatics consultant specialising in decision science, Bayesian and neural networks, who worked often on the Continent of Europe, but based in England. This is a personal project rather than sponsored by any company, but I am a member of the European Movement. Our aim is to 'build back brick by brick' the relations between the UK and EU, and such an analysis can help inform what damage from Brexit may be reversible in future by, for example, adopting more EU standards, rejoining the single Market, and/or rejoining the Customs Union at some future data when the UK public more clearly see how Brexit is affecting us all.