For all networks, we extracted the direct neighborhood of each node contained. For each actor in each drawing this leads to a list of actors to which some relation exists. We display this list on the the respective page for one actor that is accessible via the “Actor analysis” page.
It is interesting to see in what different context a specific actor appears in different drawings. For works that come in different versions, one can see the evolution of what Lombardi tells about that actor.
It turns out that this is also a tool to detect different spellings that Lombardi used. Lots of them are obvious when looking at the names used in the nodes. Some require more external knowledge drawn from external sources. With the context now made explicit, such aliases are easier to find. For example, James R. Bath appears in two drawings. By looking at the context, if becomes clear that Lombardi used the term “BBI – Houston” in the earlier version and spells it out as “Bath Bentsen Ints. – Houston –” in the later version. This very example might be removed from this site over time.
Currently, there is no automated comparison. But one could calculate such relations. One can calculate an overlap degree for individual nodes across different drawings and derive an evolution over time. And, as mentioned earlier, one could also calculate proposals of what is meant by blank nodes in earlier drawing by looking at how they evolve into actor names.