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Development from the higher education and research community
  • Creation or important update: 11/09/13
  • Minor correction: 11/09/13

TreeCloud : building tree cloud visualizations from texts

This software was developed (or is under development) within the higher education and research community. Its stability can vary (see fields below) and its working state is not guaranteed.
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  • System: UNIX-like, Windows, MacOS X
  • Current version: 1.3 - 13/12/2009
  • License(s): GPL
  • Status: under development
  • Support: maintained, ongoing development
  • Designer(s): Philippe Gambette ; Jean VĂ©ronis
  • Contact designer(s):

    P. Gambette

  • Laboratory, service: LIF, LIGM, LIRMM


General software features

TreeCloud generates a tree cloud from a text, that is a word cloud whose words are arranged around a tree which reflects their semantic proximity inside the text.

Context in which the software is used

The main application of the tree clouds built by TreeCloud is to provide a quick overview of the content of a text. It is also possible to use them for a deeper analysis of the texts, included in a textometric approach (text analysis using software tools and statistical methods). Then, the tree cloud will help the user to fomalize some hypotheses, or test them. It can therefore lead to use other textometric tools to confirm these hypotheses, or to visualize the results of the output of those tools.

Publications related to the software

Philippe Gambette and Jean VĂ©ronis: Visualising a Text with a Tree Cloud, In Locarek-Junge H. and Weihs C., editors, Classification as a Tool of Research, Proc. of IFCS'09 (11th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies) Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization 40, p. 561-570, 2010.

Delphine Amstutz and Philippe Gambette (in French): Utilisation de la visualisation en nuage arboré pour l'analyse littéraire, Statistical Analysis of Textual Data (Proc. of JADT'10), p. 227-238, 2010.

Philippe Gambette, Nuria Gala and Alexis Nasr(in French): Longueur de branches et arbres de mots, Corpus 11, p. 129-146, 2012.

William Martinez and Philippe Gambette (in French): L'affaire du Médiator au prisme de la textométrie, Texto !, to appear, 2013.