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.
~ by mentatjack on September 16, 2009.