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Labels on EWV lives!

Finally, after a bug in the graphing library was solved we have labels on Edge Weighted View! And I must say, its look pretty sexy. The sizing and spacing is also adjusted, so that entities are not so cramped.


These are some of the things we are currently working on...
NER (Named Entity Recognition) Dynamic graph update in v3 New detailed view New edge weighted view We decided to roll it into a nice little video:

For the video we looked at the term "Chris Roper site:za" (he is a journalist here in ZA), then took that to websites (where his name occurs), then to URLs and finally let loose the NER stuff on every page. It's super cool to see how the entities starts gathering around common people, organizations and locations...well - I love it!

Now it's weekend time!

Free Icons!

So within the entity creation wizard we have decided to start including a whole bunch of our own icons from our libraries. This is primarily so that when people start creating their own entities within Maltego there are some 'stock' icons to use that look great on the graphs!

Step 1 within the entity creation wizard

After clicking on browse you can now either use the stock icons or your own!


So the weekend is over and i figure its probably time i gave you a bit of an update before this becomes RT's Maltego Blog!

I often get frustrated at graphs moving around the whole time when the nodes are coming in and also the 'crunch time' required to rework the layout every time 1 node comes in when i have say another 100 still yet to arrive.

So bring in Freeze/Unfreeze! A nice little button near the view buttons where you can pause the graph layout, so it basically just holds your graph as is ( Note the button greyed out next to the freeze button ).

When new entities are ready to come in you can then the previously greyed out button becomes a green 'refresh' icon as you can see below.

So essentially now instead of watching the entire graph update i can wait until all the transforms are completed, and click the 'Update graph' button and have all my entities displayed out in one go:

Also, those new icons are looking awesome!