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Visualizations of corpora data


My master thesis focused on interactive visualizations generated from the corpora data.

First, it introduced the state-of-the-art tools for corpora visualizations and a corpus management system named Sketch Engine, for which numerous design concepts were created.

Then four of them – corpora overview, thesaurus, word sketch and word sketch difference – were implemented as an online application with the main use of the Data-Driven Documents library (simply known as d3.js).

Last, these visualizations were evaluated by user testing which revealed that the implemented concepts were not only graphically very appealing but also helpful. Therefore, the interactive visualizations were incorporated in Sketch Engine.

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developed for

Lexical Computing, Ltd.


research, design, coding, user testing, evaluation

technologies used

JavaScript, jQuery, D3.js, SVG, CSS3, HTML