November 20th, 2006

Tag clouds

Tag maps

Just a little pointer to an ongoing project: [edit: >> The latest version can be found here <<]

I am currently working on similarity (correlation-based) navigation mechanisms for tags and other nominal metadata and a trend measure (kind of hinted at in the interactive version with the green colors). I will soon post an update and a few explanations.

Tag Clouds 5.0 (German documentation at incom.org)

Interactive demo (outdated)

I would be happy if you could contribute your del.icio.us, ma.gnolia or furl tags, if you use one of these public bookmarking services. In this case, just do the following; it’s a one minute thing:

  1. Go to https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all?
  2. The browser will ask you for your delicious username and password.
  3. As a response, you will get an XML file containing all your posts. The browser page might look blank, but if you take a look at the source code, you will see it’s an XML file.
  4. Send me the file (copy paste source code into a text file or save directly) along with a short notice, if you want it published in future experiments (with your username or anonymized).

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  1. […] I found 2 very interesting experimental demo: “the relational tag cloud” and the “time relational gaps visualizer“. […]

  2. christoph
    November 21st, 2006 at 11:18 am

    hallo,

    du könntest meine del.icio.us bookmarks haben, wenn interesse besteht.

  3. Moritz Stefaner
    November 21st, 2006 at 5:56 pm

    OK, great – here’s what to do if you want to contribute:

    1. Go to https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all?
    2. The browser will ask you for your delicious username and password.
    3. As a response, you will get an XML file containing all your posts. The browser page might look blank, but if you take a look at the source code, you will see it’s an XML file. It does not contain any personal information which is not publicly available on del.icio.us anyways.
    4. Send me the file (copy paste source code into a text file or save directly) along with a short notice if you want it published in future experiments with your username or anonymized.

    For magnolia and furl, the process is quite similar. Please contact me if you use one of these services.

  4. […] Moritz Stefaner is working on another alternative. The colour intensity complements the words to show the extent of the buzz around particular topics. The cloud retains intelligence about what words relate to which topics, but fades them in and out according to whether or not they are hot right now: […]

  5. Well-formed data » Tag maps update
    January 22nd, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    […] As promised, here is an update to the tag maps application I introduced below along with some explanations. […]

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