Today we will attempt to construct some node-link diagrams of textual relationships inspired by this paper and using Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen as source text. While there are some clever techniques for identifying textual relationships using word embeddings, we are keeping it very simple. Simple dataset generation scripts are included in the repository.
As we work through a force-directed model, we quickly run into cases where it does not have necessary features. One of the best strategies for customizing your visualizations is to use the original d3 source as a model. Course materials today make use of the d3-force source as well as an example model from Christina Levengood.