A brief post (in English) about a bibliographic information search and visualization tool being developed by the National Diet Library Lab.
The underlying retrieval and visualization technology named MIMA was developed at the University of Tokyo.
Although search results are conventionally displayed in a list, MIMA search displays results as a map comprising lines and nodes, which enables users to easily visualize the relation between diverse data points, thereby allowing faster, more accurate identification of necessary information.
Full Post and image of results page via “What’s New at NDL”
Note: We’ve had good luck running live searches using the search box on the Japanese language info page and entering some book titles (ie. Moby Dick) and geographic locations (ie. New York) using non-Japanese characters.