Putting Recommendations on the Map - Visualizing Clusters and Relations

by Gansner, Hu, Kobourov and Volinsky
AT&T Labs-Research

Paper:  Long version submitted to RecSys

Hi-res, zoomable images of TVLand and LastFM data, as explained in the paper submitted to RecSys 2009:


Also see Yifan Hu's page

TVLand (map view)

TVLand Heat Map

Top 1000 Bands from last.fm

US Senate (similarities based on 2009 Votes

US House of Representatives (2009 votes)


Static zoom-in plots for regions of the TVLand map plot above:

Leftbank Newsistan

Rightbank Newsistan

ToddlerSprawl

Renovation Nation

Hung'ry

Premium Peninsula

Middlelands

Lowlands

Soapland


Zoom in view on TVLand Heat Map:


Zoom in plots for lands in The Land of Music (last.fm)

Classic Archapelago


Metallands

Indyana

Grungium