FinanViz: Visualizing Emerging Topics in Financial News

Ngan V.T. Nguyen, Vinh T. Nguyen, Vung Pham, Tommy Dang

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The explosion of social media has paved a way for big data in which entrepreneurs use this data to find out potential customers, market demands, individual behavior, thereby to improve existing products, to create new products according to users' need, or to analyze and evaluate financial risks. The challenges of the heterogeneity and fragmentation of data make it difficult for analysts to fully exploit the benefit of deluge information. Available statistical software lacks customization and address unknown research questions. This paper proposes FinanViz, a visual analytics tool for analyzing financial news on social media. The principal aim of FinanViz is to observe the dynamic behavior of terms/words over time along with their proximity to other terms/words. The tool provides an intuitive, interactive exploration of the financial topics and what events are emerging in which we would argue that it will give hints for financial marketers in the decision making process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2018
EditorsYang Song, Bing Liu, Kisung Lee, Naoki Abe, Calton Pu, Mu Qiao, Nesreen Ahmed, Donald Kossmann, Jeffrey Saltz, Jiliang Tang, Jingrui He, Huan Liu, Xiaohua Hu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538650356
StatePublished - Jan 22 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2018 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Dec 10 2018Dec 13 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2018


Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Financial news
  • community detection
  • coordinated multiple views
  • dynamic network
  • social media
  • word clouds


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