Phrase Nets on ManyEyes

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009

The wonderful collaborative data visualization site Many Eyes has just introduced a new type of text visualization called a Phrase Net. It does a brilliant job of letting you explore a text and see which words are related to each other. The image below shows words related through simple juxtaposition. Words in darker blue more often appear at the beginning of a pair and those in lighter blue at the end. This image below clearly shows that 'strawberry fields' , 'good day', and 'blackbird singing' occur frequently in the dataset. The data here is a set of the lyrics from Beatles songs.

static image - embedded interactive version is below

You can change the type of patterns you see in the net with this interactive version.


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