Author Clustering

The Literature Map is an interesting concept that needs a better implementation. Enter the name of an author to see a cluster of related authors with your selected author in the center. The farther a related author is from the center, the less in common the author has with your choice. Implementation problems include no indication of what the cardinal position of related authors mean, plus some bizarre floating effect that just makes it hard to read.

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  1. More important problems are the duplication and mis-spelling of names, and more importantly, less mainstream authors, (EG: Cory of BoingBoing) who are in the database, but don’t show up unless explicitly searched for. This stymies the greatest use of the map, which is surely to find related authors who you’d otherwise never have heard of?

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