TextArc – a tool to aid in the discovery of patterns in arbitrary texts

In Archive by Fredy Ore

TextArc is a tool created by W. Bradford Paley to aid in the discovery of patterns and concepts in arbitrary texts by utilizing – human visual processing. It compliments approaches such as Statistical Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics by combining both as help extract meaning from an unread text.
W. Bradford Paley is an artist and interaction designer whose focus is the visual interpretation of patterns hidden in information. His work has three primary goals:
1. to create visual filters which let different subjects express their differences;
2. to make the work readable enough that the viewer can gain specific insights; and
3. to reveal complexity in a way that’s matched to human perceptual abilities.
More information on W. Bradford Paley and comments by peers can be found here.