Learning often works through associations. In this article we demonstrate how one can enhance one’s knowledge through the use of network graphs, which provide a good overview and at the same time can reveal the limits and the frontiers that are to be explored.
Mental disorders and various self-imposed psychological obstacles often arise because of the lack of choice. Gregory Bateson wrote about the double-bind origin of schizophrenic behavior where “crazy” reaction is simply a way of transcending a limiting situation, when the person sees no other choice. Various psychotherapeutic practices focus on expanding the range of possibilities for the patient, offering more choices than is currently available. Text network visualization can be a useful tool to aid this process. In this case study we are going to demonstrate how it works.
Every year in December Vladimir Putin addresses the Russian Federal Assembly. His address is considered to be a good indicator of the current political mood in the country. Putin’s 2014 speech is especially interesting, because it concerns not only Russia but the whole world. We at Nodus Labs together with Way to Russai analyzed Vladimir Putin’s address made on the 4th of December 2014 using text network analysis and below we present a report on what we discovered. We also made a comparison of the 2014 speech to the 6 speeches before from the years 2008-2013 to see how presidential rhetorics evolved over time.
Text network analysis can be used to gain a good overview of your Evernote or iPhone notes and to increase the precision and speed of information retrieval.
Text network analysis can be a very useful tool to make sense of Twitter’s ever-expanding newsfeed. It can be used to visualize a user’s feed of tweets or visualize one’s own newsfeed as a network to be able to see what the tweets are about and how they connect. Text network analysis allows to see not only the main terms, but also how they connect, providing the context to the most relevant keywords found on Twitter.