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Link Explorer Analysis
With Link Explorer’s powerful analysis features, information can be managed and presented with clarity and precision. Real-time analysis, intelligent querying and numerous temporal, associative or spatial charts ensure that information discovery is optimized and unlimited.
Link Explorer allows the investigator to construct queries by using the simple drag-and-drop graphical interface, the precision of each query (or filter) can be increased by simple adding more constraints.
For common queries the user can create and save example queries and organise them into folders.
The clear and comprehensible charts allow the user to uncover patterns and relationships quickly and in detail and give a choice of chart type which include tabular, hierarchy, link, timelines, maps, clocks etc. As well as the chart type the user can alter the graphical appearance of an object on a chart depending on properties or attributes. This allows the user to display the data in its clearest interpretation. Link Explorer also allows data from one chart type to be moved to another easily.
Drilling down on a selected chart object explores its links and neighbours allowing the user to view the path of objects and links that connect two objects. The attribute data of each object or link can be easily seen.
Making use of the extensive search facilities in Link Explorer allows the user to quickly identify and select items of interest and employ a range of network analysis features to identify active and influential agents. Applying filters to a chart in order to show objects that have interesting qualities and capture groups of objects so they can be easily identified on other charts, or used to refine future queries and analysis
If similar objects are found on a chart they can be merged, both on the chart and in the data source. Built in flexibility allows the user to specify how the objects are merged and can perform a ‘soft’ merge to support restoring objects at a later time.
Link Explorer can export data directly from a chart to Microsoft Excel and allows the creation of Link Explorer charts via the Link Explorer toolbar/ribbon in Excel. Geocode data and create pin-point charts in Bing Maps directly from Link Explorer or Excel and can also integrate with GIS analysis using ESRI ArcView.
New objects and links can be easily added to your chart by using the Chart Drawing Panel and attribute data associated with the object or link can be entered via the object card. You can also design data entry forms to add structured combinations of object and link data.
Each Link Explorer chart can be printed, exported to Microsoft Excel or to view in ChartViewer, a free tool that allows basic chart navigation.
For performance, we recommended the following hardware:
- At least 2 GHz processor computer
- At least 3 GBytes RAM
- 500 MBytes free disk space for installation (Additional disk space will be required for external database storage).
- SXGA capable graphics card (1280 x1024 resolution) or better
- USB Port (for dongle licensing)
- CD-ROM drive or network access (for installation)
Supported Desktop operating systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or 3)
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2003
Data Source Connectivity
Link Explorer can use a range of database software:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008
- Oracle 9, 10, 11
- Access 2000 – 2007
For database connectivity, appropriate DBMS client software and ODBC drivers will need to be loaded on each workstation.
Prices and Licensing
Link Explorer is priced in local currency in different regions. Please contact us for a quote.
Annual product support and maintenance includes email and telephone support plus free upgrades to new releases.
Link Explorer is licensed software and is normally licensed per workstation. However network and enterprise licenses are available. Please contact us for more details.