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Van Den Elzen S.,SynerScope | Van Wijk J.J.,TU Eindhoven
Computer Graphics Forum | Year: 2013

We present a novel visual exploration method based on small multiples and large singles for effective and efficient data analysis. Users are enabled to explore the state space by offering multiple alternatives from the current state. Users can then select the alternative of choice and continue the analysis. Furthermore, the intermediate steps in the exploration process are preserved and can be revisited and adapted using an intuitive navigation mechanism based on the well-known undo-redo stack and filmstrip metaphor. As proof of concept the exploration method is implemented in a prototype. The effectiveness of the exploration method is tested using a formal user study comparing four different interaction methods. By using Small Multiples as data exploration method users need fewer steps in answering questions and also explore a significantly larger part of the state space in the same amount of time, providing them with a broader perspective on the data, hence lowering the chance of missing important features. Also, users prefer visual exploration with small multiples over non-small multiple variants. © 2013 The Author(s) Computer Graphics Forum © 2013 The Eurographics Association and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Source


Patent
SynerScope | Date: 2014-03-17

There is provided a method for determining, for a set of co-ordinate records associating co-ordinates with incident values, the numbers of incidents associated with co-ordinates within a query area. Co-ordinate data is stored as data representing a binary tree comprising leaf nodes, a root node and branch nodes wherein the leaf nodes are associated with individual items of co-ordinate data identified by the set of co-ordinate records, and the root node and branch nodes are each associated with a pair of child nodes, and are each associated with split values. In response to a query identifying a query area the binary tree is then recursively processed starting with the root node.


Patent
SynerScope | Date: 2013-12-02

The present invention provides a method implemented by a computer for generating an image on a display that represents a plurality of transactions as lines connecting points in the display indicative of a source and an origin for the respective transactions. For each of the lines, an anti-aliasing process is used to determine a coverage value for each pixel of the display that represents the extent to which the line covers each pixel, and a record of a cumulative coverage value for each pixel is maintained in an image buffer. When the lines have been rendered into the image buffer, the method comprises determining a maximum and a minimum of the cumulative coverage values stored in the image buffer, scaling the cumulative coverage value for each pixel, and rendering each pixel onto the display by using the scaled cumulative coverage value to determine a transparency for the pixel.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.4.4 | Award Amount: 3.76M | Year: 2013

The volume of news data is enormous and expanding, covering billions of archived documents and millions of documents as daily streams, while at the same time getting more and more interconnected with knowledge provided elsewhere. Professional decision-makers that need to respond quickly to new developments and knowledge or that need to explain these developments on the basis of the past are faced with the problem that current solutions for consulting these archives and streams no longer work, simply because there are too many possibly relevant and partially overlapping documents and they still need to distinguish the correct from the wrong, the new from the old, the actual from the out-of-date by reading the content and maintaining a record in memory. Consequently, it becomes almost impossible to make well-informed decisions and professionals risk to be held liable for decisions based on incomplete, inaccurate and out-of-date information.
NewsReader will process news in 4 different languages when it comes in. It will extract what happened to whom, when and where, removing duplication, complementing information, registering inconsistencies and keeping track of the original sources. Any new information is integrated with the past, distinguishing the new from the old and unfolding story lines in a similar way as people tend to remember the past and access knowledge and information. The difference being that NewsReader can provide access to all original sources and will not forget any details. We will develop a decision-support tool that allows professional decision-makers to explore these story lines using visual interfaces and interactions to exploit their explanatory power and their systematic structural implications. Likewise, NewsReader can make predictions from the past on future events or explain new events and developments through the past. The tool will be tested by professional decision makers in the financial and economic area.


A data analysis system and method for determining a measure of overlap between data entries in a number N of columns in a database. Sorted hash lists are provided. An NN matrix having cells C

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