chapter  10
- Text and Document Visualization
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We now have huge resources of information; from libraries, to e-mail archives,

to all facets of applications running on the World Wide Web. Visualization

is a great aid in analyzing such data. We can visualize in many different ways

things such as a blog, a wiki, a twitter feed, billions of words, a collection

of papers, or a digital library. Since visualizations are task dependent, we

can look at what tasks are necessary for dealing with text, documents, or

web-based objects. For text and documents, the most obvious tasks are

searching for a word, phrase, or topic. For partially structured data, we may

search for relationships between words, phrases, topics, or documents. For

structured text or document collections, the key task is most often searching

for patterns and outliers within the text or documents.