Value of Visualization Talk by Distinguished SICSA Visiting Fellow Prof John Stasko of Georgia Tech

16/07/2013 3pm. Room B2, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier

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SICSA Distinguished Visitor Fellow Professor John Stasko, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Seminar:  The Value of Visualization for Exploring and Understanding Data

16th July 2013 @ 3pm

Room B2, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh


Investigators have an ever-growing suite of tools available for analyzing and understanding their data.  While techniques such as statistical analysis, machine learning, and data mining all have benefits, visualization provides an additional unique set of capabilities.  In this talk I will identify the particular advantages that visualization brings to data analysis beyond other techniques, and I will describe the situations when it can be most beneficial.  To help support these arguments, I'll present a number of provocative examples from my own work and others'.  One particular system will demonstrate how visualization can facilitate exploration and knowledge acquisition from a collection of thousands of narrative text documents, in this case, reviews of wines from Tuscany.


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Jessie Kennedy
Dean of Research and Innovation
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Information Visualisation
Information visualisation is the use of enhanced Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to communicate and interact with complex data sets such as social networks, multiattribute tables, and financial data. Pages of text and numbers are not the most effective way to communicate or understand information.