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Visualizing Cross References and Social Networks

Chris Harrison at Carnegie Mellon has produced several spectacular visualizations using Bible data.

First, he created a visualization of cross references in the Bible, showing off the many interconnections between chapters in the Bible. Credit goes to Christoph Römhild for the cross-reference data.

Visit Chris's site to see the cross-reference visualization.

Second, he developed a social-network diagram that reflects co-occurrences of names in Bible verses. Though he doesn’t disambiguate between different people with the same name, it’s still fascinating to look at.

Visit Chris's site to see the social-network visualization.

Third, he made a visual distribution graph of names in the Bible.

Our efforts at visualizing similar data now pale in comparison. Thanks, Chris, for making these great visualizations!

Via Information Aesthetics.

January 24, 2008 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,News | Author: Crossway Staff @ 11:44 am | (5) Comments »

5 Comments

  1. It is time for the blog of the week. This week’s blog is the ESV Bible Blog. I chose this blog this week because of an interesting post from today where they link to a website that provides a visual for all of the cross-references in…

    Trackback by Blog of the Week - ESV Bible Blog — January 24, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

  2. A wonderful visualization of the cross-references in the Bible. This guy has lots of other excellent visualizations (eg Internet Map). [via ESV Bible Blog]

    Trackback by Visualizing the Bible — January 25, 2008 @ 7:39 am

  3. Visualization of cross references in the Bible

    Trackback by Gloria Filiorum Patres — January 25, 2008 @ 10:02 am

  4. I have a link you’ve got to check out! Because he explicitly…

    Trackback by Visualizing the Bible — January 25, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

  5. Okay, I’m basically riffing on some neat stuff posted on a couple other blogs. First, the ESV blog has this interesting entry on Visualizing Cross References and Social Networks which draws on a blog entry by Chris Harrison on…

    Trackback by Visualization Fun! — January 30, 2008 @ 7:41 am

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