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  Technical Report: Mapping Text with Phrase Nets

Mapping Text with Phrase Nets

Technical Report #:09-06
Author(s): Frank van Ham, Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda B. Vigas

Abstract

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We present a new technique, the phrase net, for generating visual overviews of unstructured text. A phrase net displays
a graph whose nodes are words and whose edges indicate that two words are linked by a user-specified relation. These relations
may be defined either at the syntactic or lexical level; different relations often produce very different perspectives on the same text.
Taken together, these perspectives often provide an illuminating visual overview of the key concepts and relations in a document or
set of documents


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