News Spectrum

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Tue, 13 May 2008

Introducing News Spectrum ! It is a visualization of the words used for two topics in the latest results from Google News. One topic is coloured blue, the other red, and the associated words are coloured and positioned based on how highly they are associated with the two topics. Click on any word to see the related Google News results.

This is a generalization of my recent Obama McCain News Spectrum that allows you to enter your own terms of interest. Press the 'Enter' key to generate the spectrum after entering your words. The layout algorithm has also been improved to minimize the number of overlapping words. Give News Spectrum a try ! As always, feedback is welcome.

Thanks to Google News for the data, for the tools, and Chris Harrison for the inspiration behind the design.

News Spectrum (static image)


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