A unique collection
Information on the Antwerp printing industry is uniquely abundant… but scattered over thousands of publications and dozens of databases. As more and more data are becoming available online through digitisation, TAPITTA goes one step further: by offering a platform to bring all these bits and pieces together, it makes research a lot more efficient. And that is what digitalisation is all about.
Graph databases are designed to render relationships between data in the most efficient way. Neo4j and its SQL-like programming language Cypher were used as a platform. It is the technology underlying the work of the investigative journalists of the Panama Papers.