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Picturing a Thousand Words

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This slideshow explores the uses of Many Eyes as a classroom teaching and analysis tool. In particular, it looks at how students at St. Edward's University in Rhetorical Criticism analyze speech texts …

This slideshow explores the uses of Many Eyes as a classroom teaching and analysis tool. In particular, it looks at how students at St. Edward's University in Rhetorical Criticism analyze speech texts using visualization tools available on Many Eyes. Tag Clouds, Wordles, and Word Trees are combined to determine word frequencies and clusters. These findings are used to create a rhetorical analysis based upon Kenneth Burke's Cluster Criticism.

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  • 1. Picturing a Thousand W o R D S Using Data Visualization Methods as Teaching Tools by Shannan Butler shannanb@stedwards.edu St. Edward’s University Austin, TX
  • 2. many eyes Provided by IBM’s Visual Communication Lab Their goal is to “democratize visualization and to enable a new social kind of data analysis.” Absolutely FREE!
  • 3. many eyes 90,000 user provided data sets both textual and numeric U.S. Gov, OECD, Employment, Climate, Income, Diversity, etc. 18 Visualization Types Share data Foster discussion
  • 4. data sets Choose one Create one View raw data as table or text Check validity & formatting
  • 5. visualize Choose an appropriate visualization type Play with your data!
  • 6. share Create an account Add your visualization Solicit or share feedback
  • 7. of Tag Clouds & Word Trees
  • 8. Cluster Criticism •Based on the work of Kenneth Burke •Select key terms based on Frequency & Intensity
  • 9. Chart the Clusters •Identify terms that cluster around the key terms •Look for proximity, conjunctions, and cause-and-effect
  • 10. Iraqi People www.many-eyes.com
  • 11. Construction of an Enemy in George W. Bush’s State of the Union Speech, 2003 by Nowlen, Jensen, Gibbs, Murphy, Taylor & Wang
  • 12. Four Key Terms •Saddam Hussein •Iraq •United States / America •Iraqi People
  • 13. Character •Deceived Hussein •Dominated •Intimidate Tools • Terrorist • Hijackers • Al Qaeda • Biological Weapons • Nuclear Weapons Action • Kill • War • Death • Hiding
  • 14. Iraq Character •Evil •Enemy •Dictator •Regime Tools •Biological Weapon •Illegal Weapon •Burning •Rape •Mutilation •Electric Shock Action • Not disarm • Denying • Blocking • Intimidating
  • 15. Character • Honorable • Resolute United States • • Strong Free • Brave / America • Tools Innocent • Armed Forces • Military • Power • God • Allies • Friends • U.N. Actions • Battle • Force • Risk • Peace
  • 16. Iraqi People •Character •Brave •Oppressed •Refugee •Tools •Food •Medicine •Supplies •Action •Freedom •Liberty
  • 17. Terms Devil •Hussein •Iraq God •America •Iraqi People
  • 18. Tag Cloud
  • 19. Iraqi People Word Tree
  • 20. Iraqi People Word Tree
  • 21. Iraqi People Word Tree
  • 22. Iraqi People Word Tree
  • 23. Iraqi People Word Tree