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TagOrbitals: A Tag Index Visualization

With the rise of web-based tagging systems, it has become important to help users search and browse the index of tags that are being created. One promising approach is visualization, but existing techniques rely on hard-to-interpret network diagrams or focus only on a small subset of a collection. This sketch introduces TagOrbitals, a technique that can display an entire index at once, while simultaneously showing details of individual tags and items.

By: Bernard Kerr

Published in: RC24027 in 2006

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