Glimpses through the clouds: collocates in a new light

Beavan, D. (2008) Glimpses through the clouds: collocates in a new light. In: Digital Humanities 2008, University of Oulu, Finland, 25-29 Jun 2008, ISBN 9789514288388



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This paper demonstrates a web-based, interactive data visualisation, allowing users to quickly inspect and browse the collocational relationships present in a corpus. The software is inspired by tag clouds, first popularised by on-line photograph sharing website Flickr ( A paper based on a prototype of this Collocate Cloud visualisation was given at Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts 2007. The software has since matured, offering new ways of navigating and inspecting the source data. It has also been expanded to analyse additional corpora, such as the British National Corpus (, which will be the focus of this talk.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Abstract published in Digital humanities 2008, Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen (ed.), 2008: University of Oulu, ; ISBN: 9789514288388.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Beavan, Mr David
Authors: Beavan, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with permission of the author
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