Thursday, January 08, 2009

Visualization Lab at the New York Times

If this blog had a tag cloud, the third on the list would be the New York Times. Mention of the Times tends to find its way into this space because I like to read it and they like to display maps from time to time. Now the Times has put data visualization into our hands with a new on-line tool called the Visualization Lab. From the site:

With Visualization Lab, users will be able to visualize and comment on information and data sets presented by Times editors, share those visualizations with others and create topic hubs where people can discuss specific subjects.

So far the mapping options are lacking, but there are many other ways to visualize data and below is just one example. This is a visualization from Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Click on Visualize and then choose from a variety of ways to analyze text. Here is the tag cloud...notice the predominance of the word Promise.
Thanks, elearnspace.

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