Text Visualization workshop @ LSE & Imperial

I’ll be presenting tomorrow (Thu 24 March) at the Text Visualization workshop organized by LSE and Imperial. I’m curious what kind of visualizations people will come up with for the hackathon challenge!

Visualize your corpus with R: Why word clouds aren’t always stupid

Word clouds usually convey only relative word frequency, but by using the other dimensions (colour, x, y) we can convey a lot more information. Using the corpustools and semnet packages we can make word clouds that are both pretty and informative

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Teaser: Words in and between 3 topics in the states of the union 2000-2016