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Making sense of competitive intelligence with TIGER: an information visualization tool
Author(s): Barbara E. Myers; Robert Flast; Anatole Gershman; Edward J. Gottsman
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a joint research project in data visualization between MetLife and the CSTAR group at Andersen Consulting. The goal of the project was to produce a tool for retrieval, display, and analyzing competitive information that would run on conventional PC platforms. As part of the visualization scheme, icon clusters provide a graphical representation of each case's salient features, while 1, 2, or 3 dimensional maps of clusters reveal relationships among the cases. A graphical query facility allows users to specify cluster maps dynamically. In addition, the tool supports an ever-present 'bird's-eye-view' of the information space being analyzed. The tool is particularly valuable for exploring patterns among stories grouped and viewed in the 2 and 3 dimensional views which would be difficult to discern from a hardcopy version.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1668, Visual Data Interpretation, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59662
Show Author Affiliations
Barbara E. Myers, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (United States)
Robert Flast, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (United States)
Anatole Gershman, Andersen Consulting (United States)
Edward J. Gottsman, Andersen Consulting (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1668:
Visual Data Interpretation
Joanna R. Alexander, Editor(s)

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