Visualizing search results and document collections using topic maps

David Newman, Timothy Baldwin, Lawrence Cavedon, Eric Huang, Sarvnaz Karimi, David Martinez, Falk Scholer, Justin Zobel
2010 Journal of Web Semantics  
This paper explores visualizations of document collections, which we call topic maps. Our topic maps are based on a topic model of the document collection, where the topic model is used to determine the semantic content of each document. Using two collections of search results, we show how topic maps reveal the semantic structure of a collection and visually communicate the diversity of content in the collection. We describe techniques for assessing the validity and accuracy of topic maps, and
more » ... iscuss the challenge of producing useful two-dimensional maps of documents.
doi:10.1016/j.websem.2010.03.005 fatcat:mk5cjnogxrdhlbeiy37h2ulgxe