What is link analysis?
Link analysis, sometimes called ‘graph visualization’ or ‘network visualization’, is the process of visually presenting networks of connected entities as nodes and links.
Normally, the nodes represent specific data points, and the links represent the connections between them.
If you need to understand connections in your data, there can be huge advantages to looking beyond your ‘flat’ data model with powerful link analysis tools.
Why link analysis?
The world is densely connected. If there’s an interesting relationship in your data, you’ll find value in link analysis.
Exploring networks as node-link structures instantly makes sense, even to people who’ve never worked with connected data before.
Our brains are great at spotting patterns, but only when the info is in a tangible format. Link analysis helps you identify trends and outliers quickly.
Link analysis lets you simplify complexity, see context and understand detail. With one chart, you can get an overview or dive into specific connections.
Through interactive data analysis, you gain deeper knowledge and understand context. That’s hard to achieve with a static, aggregated visualization.
An objective overview of the KeyLines and ReGraph toolkits
by Bloor – an independent research and analyst house
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KeyLines and ReGraph are two software development kits (SDKs) we’ve built to help developers create powerful link analysis tools. Learn more about KeyLines and ReGraph
KronoGraph, our toolkit for timeline visualization, lets you build fully-interactive timelines that reveal how events unfold and how they’re linked. It’s a standalone toolkit that integrates seamlessly with KeyLines and ReGraph, so users get two powerful ways to carry out link analysis. Learn more about KronoGraph
We’re the world’s leading supplier of link analysis technology. From law enforcement to cybersecurity and fraud detection, we work with organizations around the globe. Every day, thousands of analysts rely on our technology to ‘join the dots’ in data and uncover hidden threats.
More than 200 customers worldwide use our SDKs, from government agencies, police forces and global banks, software vendors and technology start-ups.
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