Sunday, November 20, 2011

Reaction:Information Visualization for Text Analysis

The paper presents various types of visualizations for analyzing text. The author's purpose of this paper is to put foth ideas for understanding text collections from an analytical point of view. The paper descirbes the various types of visualizations that can be applied on collection of text. Information visualization effectively deduces relationships between the words of the document and also establishes relationships between two or more documents.

The various visual illustrations and the examples make it easier to understand how one type of visualization differs from than the other.The examples within the same subtopic is also useful in understanding how the purpose of a particular visualization is achieved using different representations. I agree to the authors point of view that since information visualization has a wode non technical audience, it will continue to go in popularity. Overall the paper is quite informative.