Different ways to view the contents of a wiki or pages
Working examples in Moin
Graphviz: here, working in Moin, see VisualSiteMap. Great!
The guys that created the Wiki Browser (a visual map of nodes and connections) for C2. I believe that it is also an open source framework for visualization. . http://touchgraph.com/
It would be great to have a graph like this for a wiki, this could be major browsing method for people who prefer spatial presentation. -- NirSoffer 2004-08-26 14:37:25
Non working (yet) examples
A proposal for an exploratory user interface for wikis: see WikiWeaving.
A page-centered history visualization tool.
Quoted from http://researchweb.watson.ibm.com/history/index.htm:
Visualizing dynamic, evolving documents and the interactions of multiple collaborating authors: a preliminary report.
Most documents are the product of continual evolution. An essay may undergo dozens of revisions; source code for a computer program may undergo thousands. And as online collaboration becomes increasingly common, we see more and more ever-evolving group-authored texts. This site is a preliminary report on a simple visual technique, history flow, that provides a clear view of complex records of contributions and collaboration.
We could do this with the page history and the EasyTimeline package.
The Brain is a good idea, implemented by a non-responsive company (that locked the idea registering it as intellectual property), in just one platform (Win32).
So the first issue is what do we want to see?
Regarding implementation, VisualSiteMap is already working and the library it uses (GraphViz) can already make output in ScalableVectorGraphics. Also, GraphingWiki uses another focus + context and zooming tool to navigate large maps.