Hi, I’ve had Tinderbox for a couple of years and have not really got beyond making the simplest of notes, so have hardly used it.
Recently, I’ve become interested in the ‘discourse graph’ for Roam research, and I think much of it would be possible on TBX, but I’m not sure about the query bit. I’ll have a HUGE learning curve ahead of me, so before I dive in, I’d be grateful to know what can be achieved. I’m not at all good with scripts / coding - I can modify existing code with little problem but some of the discussion on here goes over my head.
My studies requires fairly formal analysis of premises and arguments raised by different philosophers. So a rough outline of my requirements / use cases are:
- Drag a Zotero entry for a paper into TBX and have it automatically named to the CiteKey
- Take notes / excerpts for each paper and have them associated with the paper
- Create notes for the premises and claims for each paper.
- Create a link between each claim and premise that corresponds to ‘supports’, ‘opposes’, ‘informs’. Some will be a one to many relationship, of course, and will link between the notes from different papers. At the top of this hierarchy will be a ‘position’, which is set out to answer to answer the essay question - so every claim and premise ultimately either supports or opposes one or more positions.
(I think all of those are possible, watching the awesome videos. But then…)
- Do a search / query from a ‘position’ to find every related note for that position, so I end up with a map of alias notes that are just relevant to that position. Is that possible? It sounds a bit ‘recursive’ (probably the wrong term).
- If it is possible, would those aliases arrive in the new map with the arrows between them still represented?
I really would appreciate some guidance here about what’s possible, then it might become a christmas project.