Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reactions: Information Visualization for Text Analysis

This paper overviews different visualization that involves text analysis. Many examples have either been discussed in class or showed up in later readings. Of the group, I find NameVoyager to be the most effective visualization and tagcloud to be the least. DocuBurst is perhaps the most visually appealing but it fairs poorly for words that are not high on occurrences. Similar problem occurs w/ TextArc.

Overall text based visualization fairs pretty poorly against other visualizations we have seen in the past.