Mindmapping using Semantik on KDE Linux


This report aims to try out one of the mindmapping software where this report is my undergraduate assignment in the 2013 on Technology Application for Education course and I translated the original Indonesian to English myself. This assignment has never been published anywhere and I, as the author and copyright holder, license this assignment customized CC-BY-SA where anyone can share, copy, republish, and sell on the condition that to include my name as the author and notify that the original and open version available here.

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Background

Mind maps are usually drawn manually, usually on paper, on a chalkboard or elsewhere. How to make a mind map on a computer? Recently a type of software, namely mindmapping software was written. The mind mapping software that will be discussed is Semantik. Semantik is a mindmapping software on Linux KDE. Why choose Semantik? Because Semantik is a new software currently on Linux KDE.

1.2 Objective

Try minemapping software

1.3 Question

  1. What features are available in Semantik?
  2. How mindmaps can Semantik generate?

Chapter 2 Literature Review

Mindmap consists of 2 words, namely "mind" and "map". Mind is everything that is on our mind. Map is a map that has a path to reach a place. A mindmap is a mapping of thoughts.

The mindmap consists of a parent. Then the branch against the parent is called a child. This child is something related to the parent. It could be something that forms the parent, something that affects the parent, something related to the parent or other similar things. Usually in mindmap a parent is created by branching the many children that makes up the parent. Then the child can be branched again by the child from the child that makes up the child parent. The art of mindmapping is branching out as many as possible.

Mindmaps that are usually drawn manually on paper are now available on computer software for mindmapping. Examples of software:

  1. CAM editor
  2. CMAP Tools
  3. Compendium
  4. Docear
  5. Edraw Mindmap
  6. FreeMind
  7. Semantik
  8. Mindmup
  9. etc.

Chapter 3 Discussion

3.1 Semantik Installation on Linux KDE

Instal Semantik online using apt (advanced packaging tool) by typing “apt-get install semantik”.

Installasi Semantik dengan apt
Figure 1. Semantic Installation with apt

To open Semantik, just type “semantik”.

Tampilan Semantik
Figure 2. Semantik Display

3.2 Features in Semantik

To start, right click and select insert child.

Membuat induk
Figure 3. Creating a parent

By doing the same thing by placing the cursor on the parent or child, you can create branches.

Membuat cabang-cabang
Figure 4. Creating branches

Select all options in the "view" to see another "preview".

Jenis – jenis preview
Figure 5. Types of previews

Dengan klik kanan pada suatu kotak, maka dapat membikin cabang baru, edit tulisan, memilih warna dan memilih tipe data untuk dimasukkan ke dalamnya.

Jenis – jenis tipe data
Figure 6. Types of data types

Examples of data types can be seen below:

Tipe data tabel
Figure 7.Table data types
Tipe data text
Figure 8. Text data type
Tipe data picture
Figure 9. Type of data picture

There is a generate feature to display presentation forms, web formats or others.

Membentuk presentasi
Figure 10. Forming the presentation

3.3 Example of the results of making a mindmap with Semantik

The following is an example of making an OSI layer and Web 2.0 mindmap.

Contoh mindmap OSI layer
Figure 11. An example of an OSI layer mindmap
Contoh mindmap Web 2.0
Figure 12. Example of a Web 2.0 mindmap

Chapter 4 Closing

4.1 Conclusion

The conclusion that can be reached in this report is that Semantik software is sufficient for making a mindmap. Semantik is also open source software and is still developing. In the future, we hope that Semantik will add other features, such as flash animation.