Taking Word Clouds Apart: An Empirical Investigation of the Design Space for Keyword Summaries

  title={Taking Word Clouds Apart: An Empirical Investigation of the Design Space for Keyword Summaries},
  author={Cristian Felix and Steven L. Franconeri and Enrico Bertini},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
In this paper we present a set of four user studies aimed at exploring the visual design space of what we call keyword summaries: lists of words with associated quantitative values used to help people derive an intuition of what information a given document collection (or part of it) may contain. [] Key Result The results of our studies showed a strong dependency on the tasks users are performing.

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