[BioNLP] New paper posted: "TopicScape: Semantic Navigation of Document Collections"

Bob Futrelle bob.futrelle at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 07:58:32 EST 2011

Replaced with revised version Fri, 4 Nov 2011 03:47:30 GMT

Title: TopicViz: Semantic Navigation of Document Collections
Authors: Jacob Eisenstein, Duen Horng "Polo" Chau, Aniket Kittur, Eric P.
Categories: cs.HC cs.AI cs.CL
 http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.6200 ,  414kb

   - Bob Futrelle

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 7:56 AM, Bob Futrelle <bob.futrelle at gmail.com>wrote:

> New paper from CMU posted on arXiv.org, 27 Oct 2011
> There appears to be no indication of the availability of the software, in
> the paper or in Eisenstein's software list.
>    - Bob Futrelle
>      BioNLP.org
> TopicScape: Semantic Navigation of Document Collection
> Jacob Eisenstein<http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Eisenstein_J/0/1/0/all/0/1>
> , Duen Horng "Polo" Chau<http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Chau_D/0/1/0/all/0/1>
> , Aniket Kittur <http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Kittur_A/0/1/0/all/0/1>, Eric
> P. Xing <http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Xing_E/0/1/0/all/0/1>
> (Submitted on 27 Oct 2011)
> When people explore and manage information, they think in terms of topics
> and themes. However, the software that supports information exploration
> sees text at only the surface level. In this paper we show how topic
> modeling -- a technique for identifying latent themes across large
> collections of documents -- can support semantic exploration. We present
> TopicScape, an interactive environment for information exploration.
> TopicScape combines traditional search and citation-graph functionality
> with a range of novel interactive visualizations, centered around a
> force-directed layout that links documents to the latent themes discovered
> by the topic model. We describe several use scenarios in which TopicScape
> supports rapid sensemaking on large document collections.
> http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.6200
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