One method we use to visualize data from the Norse tales is through a bar chart which will be known as our action graphs. The chart displays the perception of a character's actions in terms of positive, negative, and neutral. Though there are some markup inconsistencies where some tales were not marked up with neutral perceptions, only positive or negative. The graphs were generated using SVG. From the major y-axis (labeled zero; solid black line), the perceptions can go towards either of two directions. Going left, typically indicated by pink bars, demonstrates the negative action count of a character, while going towards the right demonstrates the positive/neutral (blue/yellow bars) action count of a character. We used these charts to assess if the perception of a character’s action correlates directly with their overall positivity/negativy. The neutral bars do not pertain much information for them, for they just indicate when a character did an action that was neither good or bad (hence the name neutral).

Another method we use to visualize data from the Norse tales is through a graph visualizing relationships in character descriptors. The main goal of the descriptor graphs are to visualize speakers’ perceptions of subjects in the tales. The size of the circle represents the strength of the relationship between two given characters, while the color represents the nature of that relationship, whether positive (blue) or negative (pink). The radius of the circle is calculated by subtracting the number of negative instances from positive instances, and then taking the absolute value of this number. If this subtraction results in a 0, a purple diamond is used to represent an overall neutral relationship. Through these visualizations, characters’ perceptions of each other are made more clear.

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