Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reaction: Information Visualization for Text Analysis

This chapter aims to introduce to the reader several Information visualization tools in text mining. The chapter is organized into three sections. The first section discusses about tools which helps the analysts in visualizing connections amongs entities within and across documents. The second section discusses about tools which help the analysts to visualize concordances. The final section discusses about visualizing relationships between words in their usage in language and in lexical ontologies.

The chapter is helpful for beginners in Information Visualization to introduce them to several text mining tools available. There are several tools which I discussed about in other Reactions like TagClouds, TileBars and Jigsaw in the chapter. Dr. Watson explained and illustrated several of these tools in his lectures in the beginning of the semester, so I wasn't surprised to go through this chapter.