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Parallel Tag Clouds: new way to sort through information

October 22, 2009

Found out about this via Information Aesthetics. This is a fantastic visualization of information that seems to be readily accessible and actually usable for info retrieval purposes (as opposed to just looking pretty). I have a feeling we’ll be hearing/seeing more about Parallel tag clouds (or PTC, Collins et al). Come to think of it, this may just provide some inspiration for an upcoming paper I have to start writing soon…

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  1. phyllis chiosso liu permalink
    October 27, 2009 9:53 pm

    Really enjoying your blog – it’s wonderful getting to read your thoughts and input on various subjects that I probably wouldn’t read about on my own. Plus- love the pics – the one on autumn was so beautiful!! Always love to learn more — and to keep up with current trends in the world .

    • October 28, 2009 12:15 am

      Great to hear! I’m also enjoying writing – it’s always a good way to keep the brain from going into sleep mode. Though never expected, feedback is truly appreciated! In turn, if you come across something you think relates to things here, you should write about it or post a link here.

  2. Andrea permalink
    November 16, 2009 5:29 pm

    Hey Lady,

    Good to read your thoughts and musings here. Seems like we’re thinking along some parallel lines. I’ve been poking around the concept of data visualization this week, and came across this project that made me think of you:
    http://core.ecu.edu/BIOL/luczkovichj/russia/luczkovich/luczkovich.htm

    I found it on this fantastic compiling site: http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/
    design + data = ohlalalaaa

    Good luck barreling through the end of the semester.

    Cheers,
    Andrea

    • November 16, 2009 6:37 pm

      Ahhh… nodes and arrows! Yeah, I thought I’d be writing about data/info visualization for one of my classes this semester, but turns out I’ll be writing about controlled/uncontrolled terms and search in libraries (talk about a classic and eternal topic). Hopefully I’ll have time to write about some of my work here while in the process, otherwise I’ll be sure to report findings afterwards.

      Really like that visualcomplexity website – lots of food for thought, and it seems like a good (dare I say productive?) place to procrastinate. Thanks for the heads up! Good luck with your semester as well – would love to hear what your working on sometime.

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