Spotted this in the DHAwards 2016 list of nominees : Histograph. Not to be confused with histograph.io. Histograph does a variety of things, primary amongst these is providing a graphical relationship viewer for collections of multimedia repositories. Essentially it allows for exploration of such collections by identifying entities (and providing a means for the crowd to participate in refining the recognised entities) and creating navigable webs of relationships to allow for scholarly interrogation of the documents. In many ways this promises the grail for historical researchers to benefit from clarity amongst a forest of historical artefacts. Using Histograph networks of sealed entities exposed through visual pattern rendering, researchers can traverse sources rapidly, efficiently and with clarity not previously possible.
How well does it do? Well, this is and always will be subject to individual practise and needs. Early days and am looking forward to playing with this some more and seeing what it might afford. At this stage it certainly looks well worth the effort. Credit to the CVCE Digital Humanities Lab and Lars Wieneke, Daniele Guido, and Marten Düring.