Journal article

CommViz: Visualization of semantic patterns in large social communication networks

K Verspoor, B Ofoghi, M Robles Granda

Information Visualization | SAGE Publications | Published : 2017


We introduce CommViz, an information visualization tool that enables complex communication networks to be explored, exposing trends and patterns in the data at a glance. We adapt a visualization approach known as hive plots to reflect the semantic structure of the networks, a generalization we call semantic hive plots. The method efficiently organizes and provides insight into complex, high-dimensional communication data such as email and messages on social media. We present the architecture of the CommViz tool and its application to the Enron email corpus as a case study, demonstrating how the structure of the visualization enables investigation of patterns and relationships in a large set ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Bioterrorism Preparedness task of the Land Personnel Protection Branch, Land Division of the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group).