Conceptual Recurrence Plots: Revealing Patterns in Human Discourse

  title={Conceptual Recurrence Plots: Revealing Patterns in Human Discourse},
  author={Daniel Angus and Andrew E. Smith and Janet Wiles},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
Human discourse contains a rich mixture of conceptual information. Visualization of the global and local patterns within this data stream is a complex and challenging problem. Recurrence plots are an information visualization technique that can reveal trends and features in complex time series data. The recurrence plot technique works by measuring the similarity of points in a time series to all other points in the same time series and plotting the results in two dimensions. Previous studies… 

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