Visualization of Uncertainty in Tag Clouds

  • Nikos Platis
  • Manolis Wallace
  • Thanos Triantos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9398)


Tag clouds provide an excellent means of visualization of weighted semantic information. With their generation depending on given or calculated weights, their use is not possible when these weights are not known with certainty. In this paper we propose an extension of tag clouds to support the notion of uncertainty and explore some properties of this new representation. Furthermore, we present a tool implementing it.


Tag cloud Uncertainty Visualization Transparency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikos Platis
    • 1
  • Manolis Wallace
    • 1
  • Thanos Triantos
    • 1
  1. 1.Knowledge and Uncertainty Research Laboratory, Department of Informatics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of the PeloponneseTripolisGreece

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