Networks Of Names

Who is Rosa Roth and what's her connection to Vladimir Putin? 

Inspect, edit, annotate and explore connections between named entities like organizations, political parties, or individuals with the interactive Networks Of Names project. The information is extracted solely from text. A pre-processing engine identifies named entities and their co-occurrences in public newspapers. Relations are partially automatically pre-annotated.

View the German web demo here, check out the source code for the visual system here and learn how to use Networks of Names with your data here.


  • Kochtchi, A., von Landesberger, T., Biemann, C. (2014): Networks of Names: Visual Exploration and Semi-Automatic Tagging of Social Networks from Newspaper Articles. Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) 2014 and Computer Graphics Forum (pdf)
Screenshot 1: Network of names
Screenshot 2: Textual sources
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