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The CZSaw notes case study
Author(s): Eric Lee; Ankit Gupta; David Darvill; John Dill; Chris D. Shaw; Robert Woodbury
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Paper Abstract

Analysts need to keep track of their analytic findings, observations, ideas, and hypotheses throughout the analysis process. While some visual analytics tools support such note-taking needs, these notes are often represented as objects separate from the data and in a workspace separate from the data visualizations. Representing notes the same way as the data and integrating them with data visualizations can enable analysts to build a more cohesive picture of the analytical process. We created a note-taking functionality called CZNotes within the visual analytics tool CZSaw for analyzing unstructured text documents. CZNotes are designed to use the same model as the data and can thus be visualized in CZSaw's existing data views. We conducted a preliminary case study to observe the use of CZNotes and observed that CZNotes has the potential to support progressive analysis, to act as a shortcut to the data, and supports creation of new data relationships.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2014
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9017, Visualization and Data Analysis 2014, 901706 (3 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2041318
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Lee, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Ankit Gupta, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
David Darvill, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
John Dill, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Chris D. Shaw, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Robert Woodbury, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9017:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2014
Pak Chung Wong; David L. Kao; Ming C. Hao; Chaomei Chen, Editor(s)

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