Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Reaction:Tag clouds and the case for vernacular visualtion

In this paper the author points to a very interesting concept called tag cloud visualization.I like the fact how the author mentions about the existence of tag clouds even before it has gained popularity today.It's interesting to see how a concept that was always known is gaining popularity now.

Another interesting fact about the paper is how the author highlights the pros and cons of tag cloud visualization.He stresses how the tag cloud gives importance to certain words based on serialization and this may not necessarily be the right way.

Personally I feel tag cloud visualization still needs some more research into it before it can be used. The page looks too cluttered with words and is not ideal for reading. It may good for few fields of visualization ,but yet is not fit to apply to all fields of visualization as yet.