Location

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

Event Website

http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu

Start Date

1-4-2017

End Date

1-7-2017

Description

Data visualization provides a means to present known information in a format that is easily consumable and does not generally require specialized training. It is also well-suited to aid an analyst in discovering previously unknown information [1]. This is possible because visualization techniques can be used to highlight internal relationships and structures within the data, and present them in a graphical manner. Using visualization during the preliminary analysis phase can provide a pathway to enable an analyst to discover patterns or anomalies within the data that might otherwise go undiscovered as humans have an innate ability to visually identify patterns and anomalies. \ \ Even when an analyst has identified a pattern or anomaly within the data, creating an algorithm that allows for automated detection of other occurrences of the same, or similar, patterns is a non-trivial task. While humans are innately skilled at pattern recognition, computers are not, and patterns that might be obvious for a human to identify might be difficult for a computer to detect even when assisted by a skilled analyst [2]. This paper describes a method of taking a complex visualization, and reducing it into several smaller components in order to facilitate computer analysis of the analyst-identified patterns or anomalies in the data. From there, a detection scheme can be generated through an analyst-supervised data analysis process in order to find more occurrences in a larger dataset.

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Jan 4th, 12:00 AM Jan 7th, 12:00 AM

Reducing Complex Visualizations for Analysis

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

Data visualization provides a means to present known information in a format that is easily consumable and does not generally require specialized training. It is also well-suited to aid an analyst in discovering previously unknown information [1]. This is possible because visualization techniques can be used to highlight internal relationships and structures within the data, and present them in a graphical manner. Using visualization during the preliminary analysis phase can provide a pathway to enable an analyst to discover patterns or anomalies within the data that might otherwise go undiscovered as humans have an innate ability to visually identify patterns and anomalies. \ \ Even when an analyst has identified a pattern or anomaly within the data, creating an algorithm that allows for automated detection of other occurrences of the same, or similar, patterns is a non-trivial task. While humans are innately skilled at pattern recognition, computers are not, and patterns that might be obvious for a human to identify might be difficult for a computer to detect even when assisted by a skilled analyst [2]. This paper describes a method of taking a complex visualization, and reducing it into several smaller components in order to facilitate computer analysis of the analyst-identified patterns or anomalies in the data. From there, a detection scheme can be generated through an analyst-supervised data analysis process in order to find more occurrences in a larger dataset.

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