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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1077-2626
pp: 1169-1176
Frank van Ham , IBM Research
Martin Wattenberg , IBM Research
Fernanda B. Viégas , IBM Research
We present a new technique, the phrase net, for generating visual overviews of unstructured text. A phrase net displays a graph whose nodes are words and whose edges indicate that two words are linked by a user-specified relation. These relations may be defined either at the syntactic or lexical level; different relations often produce very different perspectives on the same text. Taken together, these perspectives often provide an illuminating visual overview of the key concepts and relations in a document or set of documents.
Text visualization, tag cloud, natural language processing, semantic net

F. B. Viégas, F. van Ham and M. Wattenberg, "Mapping Text with Phrase Nets," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 15, no. , pp. 1169-1176, 2009.
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