Large Text Database Visualization

Nathan Combs


A system for intuitively visualizing, searching, and querying the contents of large text databases is under development at TASC. This text visualization (TEXTVlZ) system will generate a map-like representation of the contents of a document database which will allow users to visualize how the documents interrelate in terms of their conceptual content. This method of visualizing text databases will allow users to classify documents by the relative similarity of their meaning as well as to discover and to explore conceptual differences between clusters of documents.

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