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a new data visualization method for representing document content by a radial space filling layout technique. "docuburst" aims to provide a more intuitive abstraction than those developed through statistical techniques.

the root node is shown as a circle. all other nodes are assigned to a sector of an annulus with angular width which is part of the parent node’s width, depending on the amount of word occurrences. highly coloured nodes have many occurrences, while almost transparent nodes have few occurrences.

see also: document icons & affective color bar & graphical text similarity.

[link: toronto.edu (PDF) & utoronto.ca (PDF)]

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Collins, Christopher. DocuBurst: Document Content Visualization Using Language Structure. Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, Poster Session. Baltimore (2006).

5 COMMENTS

I think Shneiderman was developing something similar, but for use with file systems. It looked really neat, maybe a better way of visualizing disk usage than even squarified treemaps

Tue 03 Apr 2007 at 3:04 PM
danno

Danno: take a look at Filelight [http://www.methylblue.com/filelight/]

Wed 04 Apr 2007 at 1:56 AM

I'm wondering why "law" is present twice within the same circle on the first illustration...

Sun 08 Apr 2007 at 2:37 PM
yannick pouliot

Love the site. Please put me into webmail lists.
Thanks.

Wed 18 Apr 2007 at 3:49 AM
Theresa

@yannick pouliot: law has been shown twice because different semantic concepts stand behind each entry.. if i understood it correctly

Thu 17 May 2007 at 5:16 PM
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