[Air-L] Visualization tool for conversations?

Jeremy Depauw jeremy.depauw at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 07:02:38 PDT 2009


>
> I've also used NodeXL to analyze connections & conversations in online forums.
> Handy and effective, and used with excel: <http://www.codeplex.com/NodeXL>
> http://www.codeplex.com/NodeXL


I think it is so interesting that I retweeted it ;-) Thanks for the input.
Can't wait to test it...

2009/4/22 Jennifer Stromer-Galley <jstromer at albany.edu>

> My co-author Anna Martinson and I re-jiggered a tool developed by Susan
> Herring (with help) for analyzing  topic drift in synchronous chat that
> might work. See:
>
> Herring, S. C. and Kurtz, A. J. (2006). 'Visualizing Dynamic Topic
> Analysis.' Proceedings of CHI'06. ACM Press. Retrieved April 18, 2008
> from http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/chi06.pdf.
>
> Herring, S. C. and Nix, C. G. (1997, March) 'Is "Serious Chat" an
> Oxymoron? Pedagogical vs. Social Use of Internet Relay Chat.' Paper
> presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Orlando,
> FL.
>
> Anna and I have a manuscript forthcoming in NM&S that includes our
> description of how we used the tool and what the mapping of the
> discussion looked like. Let me know if you'd like the article, and I'll
> email it to you.
>
> I've also spoken briefly with Judith Donath, who currently is at MIT's
> Media Lab, whose students have developed several interest visualizing
> techniques, including the People Garden (here's a quick link to info:
> http://infosthetics.com/archives/2006/01/people_garden_social_communicat
> ion_data_visualization.html). I know she continues to be interested in
> data visualization, although maybe not quite what your needs are.
>
> BTW, Tracy suggested Atlas.ti. I've mucked around quite a bit with
> Atlas' visualization tool. It's clunky, and in the end abandoned my
> efforts to use that to track interactions. I think it's useful if you're
> hoping to visualize small segments of interaction. But, my data sets
> tend to be relatively large, making the Atlas approach quite labor
> intensive.
>
> ~Jenny
>
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Communication, SS 340
> University at Albany, SUNY
> Albany, NY 12222
> 518-442-4873
> jstromer at albany.edu
> http://www.albany.edu/~jstromer
>
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> > Subject: [Air-L] Visualization tool for conversations?
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > My dissertation involves conversational analysis of the
> > comment threads on blogs. I want to be able to visualize
> > which commenters are responding to other commenters. Does
> > anyone have suggestions of software to use? Ideally I'd like
> > to find something where I can create visualizations as I
> > code, dragging lines between one comment and another. (I
> > realize the latter request is probably a pipe dream.)
> >
>
> > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks!
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