The goal of this project is to construct a knowledge graph that shows how various concepts are related to each other. These relationships will help us construct the natural path from a basic concept to a more advanced one, providing also an outline of the concepts that must be covered to fully understand the topic. Secondly, the graph also serves as a tool to identify topics in a text such as an article or lecture transcript.
The strongest connections between a target concept and astronomy can be calculated by entering a term in the search box. The program analyzes all paths containing up to 6 intermediate nodes to find the best three paths. A short description of the intermediate concepts can be accessed by clicking on the title. The program works reasonably well for common subtopics of astronomy, but currently favors longer connections. More work in optimizing the search algorithm is required.