A survey of tag cloud presentation techniques

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A survey of tag cloud
presentation techniques

Mogens Nielsen

June 6th 2007

Introduction


About tag clouds


What and why?


Current presentation techniques


New presentation techniques


Proof of concept

Intention


Show current presentation techniques


Show new presentation techniques


Discuss different presentation techniques


Show suggestions to second generation tag
clouds

Method


Literature study


Read weblogs to find general interest in tag
clouds


Proof of concept to show an example of a
second generation tag cloud

Contribution


Tag clouds are a new information visualization
interface


Still in the ”prototype” phase


More users and areas of implementation leads
to more needs for functionality


Many suggestions to new techniques


This paper will try to gather the available
information (create ”order” in the ”chaos”)

Current presentation techniques


First generation tag cloud (from Flickr)


Current presentation techniques


Some limitations of the first generation tag
cloud


Alphabetical arrangement does not infer
relationships between tags


One or more topics tend to dominate the cloud
with their tags


Static; no implementation of time


No interactivity

New presentation techniques


Clustering tags in the tag cloud


Time management


Interactivity

Clustered tag clouds


Shows relations between tags


Limits the synonym problem of tagging
(folksonomies)


Less significant tags disappears


Tags with higher meaning emerge and thereby
reducing semantic density


The dominating topics are less dominating

Clustered tag clouds

Temporal tag clouds


Ability to discover trends and emerging tags


Shorter popularity decay gives us a less static
tag cloud


Cloudalicious: Shows how a webpage is
tagged over time


Google Trends: Shows search trends on
Google


Flickr: Three stages of tag cloud time frame

Interactive tag clouds


Allow the user to choose the presentation of
the tag cloud at her choice


Interactivity gives the user a greater impact on
which information the tag cloud should
visualize


No interactive tag clouds



Delicious Tagrolls

Proof of concept


PoC to show a vision of abilities in a second
generation tag cloud


Implements interactivity which enables the
user


To choose time frame


To zoom

Conclusion


Tag clouds are in the starting phase as
information visualization interfaces


New implementations and presentation
techniques are needed


This paper intends to


Create an order in the chaos


Show a vision of a second generation tag cloud

Demo and questions




Thank you for listening