TagShadow: 100 tags, 500 books and 5 visualized components.

This iteration has 2 improvements over the last version. The biggest is that I ran this on 100 tags instead of just 10. That in and of itself creates some clearer groupings. The second improvement is even more exciting.

I decided to use the color of the dots to convey some meaning. The first and second principle components are mapped respectively to the x and y axis, just like before. Now I’m also mapping the 3rd, 4th and 5th principle componets to Red, Green and Blue, respectively. Hopefully this makes exploring groupings a bit clearer.

My next feature, since it’s been requested by almost everyone I’ve shown this to, will be a mechanism to know which dots correspond to which tags. I have a pretty good idea how I’m going to go about this. Even when that feature is available I highly encourage users to just explore.

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~ by mentatjack on September 16, 2009.

One Response to “TagShadow: 100 tags, 500 books and 5 visualized components.”

  1. Cool idea.

    Given the tiny slice of people who will have an idea of what the hell you are talking about underlying this, your challenge will be in the explanation. :)

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