Authors: yunhai wang, Xiaowei Chu, Chen Bao, Lifeng Zhu, Oliver Deussen, Baoquan Chen, Michael Sedlmair
Abstract: We present EdWordle, a method for consistently editing word clouds. At its heart, EdWordle allows users to move and edit words while preserving the neighborhoods of other words. To do so, we combine a constrained rigid body simulation with a neighborhood-aware local Wordle algorithm to update the cloud and to create very compact layouts. The consistent and stable behavior \ of EdWordle enables users to create new forms of word clouds such as storytelling clouds in which the position of words is carefully \ edited. We compare our approach with state-of-the-art methods and show that we can improve user performance, user satisfaction, as \ well as the layout itself.