Building a Model

It all starts with a model. These articles help you learn the tools and concepts around the modeling component of the Exaptive Studio and Cognitive City.

How to build a model in under 15 minutes
Think of building a model like using a whiteboard to tell the system about the things you care about. Then the system can help you import data, visualize, a...
Sun, 3 Apr, 2022 at 1:45 PM
The simplest model: a starting pair
A starting pair is the simplest form of model to build. It's comprised of just two element types and one connection type between them. If you're b...
Sun, 3 Apr, 2022 at 1:32 PM
Adding properties to your element types
When you create a new element type the only property it has assigned to it is "Name". As you link element types together through connection types,...
Sun, 3 Apr, 2022 at 1:45 PM
Forms auto-generated from your model
As you build your model the system will be automatically building a data collection form for each element type in the background. Even if you're planni...
Tue, 5 Apr, 2022 at 1:49 PM
What is a graph?
A graph is a fancy math word for a network. This is not to be confused with the other use of the word "graph" which can refer to a plot made by gr...
Sun, 3 Apr, 2022 at 1:47 PM
Understanding element types
A network is made up of nodes and connections between them. We call the nodes "elements" and these elements can belong to different element types....
Mon, 4 Apr, 2022 at 2:19 PM
Understanding connection types
A network has nodes and connections between them. Since not all connections between things are the same, in the model builder you can define different "...
Mon, 4 Apr, 2022 at 2:19 PM
Send us your model
In 2022, we are running a model building challenge to demonstrate the ease and the power of getting your mental model out of your head and into a system tha...
Wed, 6 Apr, 2022 at 11:18 AM