I hope this finds someone with the right expertise here.
I am currently working with a data set on product information that has - a defined search tree structure - product types - synonyms for product types - usages for product types
Most of the above are connected in an n:m fashion, e.g. - a product type can be assigned to multiple nodes in the search tree, a node comprises multiple product types - there are multiple synonyms for a product type, a synonym can apply to multiple product types - there are various usages for a product type and different product types can be linked to the sames usage
I would like to build a visual representation of the above to get a better idea of its complexity myself and above all to be able to make it accessible to others better than just with a list of numbers generated from various queries/analyses on the data set. I am thinking of a network grid with linkages between the different elements. A comparable application I can think of is this: http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/
Can anyone recommend an easily accessible way (i.e., steep learning curve, 4-6 hours from scratch)? What tools out there facilitate this.
Data can be generated in lists (text files, unique keys per element, all linkages defined). If there is something that auto-magically pulls this from a MySQL DB I wouldn't complain.
Any hints are greatly appreciated!