Dynamic word clouds

Martin Seyfert, Ivan Viola

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6 Scopus citations


Using word clouds to visualize dynamic time-varying data is a field still under-explored. The goal of our approach is to provide a novel way of generating smoothly animated word clouds to show changes in word frequency via font size. Unlike existing methods, a compact layout, inspired by the popular word cloud generation tool Wordle, is preserved during animation and implemented using web technologies.Word size changes in time are also illustrated via color and word rotation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - SCCG 2017
Subtitle of host publication33rd Spring Conference on Computer Graphics
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351072
StatePublished - May 15 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, SCCG 2017 - Mikulov, Czech Republic
Duration: May 15 2017May 17 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - SCCG 2017: 33rd Spring Conference on Computer Graphics


Conference33rd Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, SCCG 2017
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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  • Animated
  • Dynamic
  • Tag cloud
  • Time-varying
  • Word cloud

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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