Txt2Vis

Introduction

The Txt2Vis site compiles the results from our work on "Automatically Generating Contextually-Relevant Visualizations." Our goal was to identify ways to help journalists and news organizations produce relevant and interesting visualizations for articles. The project was funded by the NSF from 2014-2018 as Collaborative Grants No. 1421438/1421655 and led by Eytan Adar (University of Michigan) and Brent Hecht (Northwestern) all with the help of numerous collaborators and students. On this site you can find publications, demos, data, videos, and code for various pieces of our project.

A more detailed project description can be found on the about page.

Project Videos

Recent publications

  • Shilad Sen, Anja Beth Swoap, Qisheng Li, Brooke Boatman, Ilse Dippenaar, Rebecca Gold, Monica Ngo, Sarah Pujol, Bret Jackson, and Brent Hecht. 2017. Cartograph: Unlocking Spatial Visualization Through Semantic Enhancement. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 179-190, (pdf).
  • Srayan Datta, Chanda Phelan, and Eytan Adar. 2017. Identifying Misaligned Inter-Group Links and Communities. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 1, CSCW, Article 37 (December 2017), (PDF, data)
  • Yilun Lin, Bowen Yu, Andrew Hall, and Brent Hecht. 2017. Problematizing and Addressing the Article-as-Concept Assumption in Wikipedia. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2052-2067. (PDF, data, code)
  • Allen Yilun Lin, Kate Kuehl, Johannes Schöning, and Brent Hecht. 2017. Understanding "Death by GPS": A Systematic Study of Catastrophic Incidents Associated with Personal Navigation Technologies. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1154-1166. (PDF, data)
  • Shilad Sen, Anja Beth Swoap, Qisheng Li, Brooke Boatman, Ilse Dippenaar, Rebecca Gold, Monica Ngo, Sarah Pujol, Bret Jackson, and Brent Hecht. 2017. Cartograph: Unlocking Spatial Visualization Through Semantic Enhancement. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 179-190. (PDF)
  • Adar, Eytan, Carolyn Gearig, Ayshwarya Balasubramanian, and Jessica Hullman. 2017. PersaLog: Personalization of News Article Content. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3188-3200. (PDF, demo/video)
  • S. He and E. Adar, "VizItCards: A Card-Based Toolkit for Infovis Design Education," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 561-570, Jan. 2017. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2599338 (PDF, data)
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News

  • January 2018: Look for our new work on the Wikipedia Commons images, to appear at WWW'18
  • May 2017: We've released persalog, a system for personalizing news articles and visualizations. A paper on the work appeared at CHI'17 (see our publication page)
  • August 2016: Our work on infovis teaching through a card workshop appeared InfoVis'16, details here
  • May 2016: Two new papers at CHI'16 on location (see our publication page)



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