Content-based Clustering for Tag Cloud Visualization

ASONAM. 2009.

Social tagging systems are becoming an interesting way to retrieve web information from previously annotated data. These sites present a tag cloud made up by the most popular tags, where neither tag grouping nor their corresponding content is considered. We present a methodology to obtain and visualize a cloud of related tags based on the use of self-organizing maps, and where the relations among tags are established taking into account the textual content of tagged documents. Each map unit can be represented by the most relevant terms of the tags it contains, so that it is possible to study and analyze the groups as well as to visualize and navigate through the relevant terms and tags.

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