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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Recomputing Visualizations

Recently did work on the area of laboratory data business intelligence, and this work at MIT came up:

" ... In the age of big data, visualization tools are vital. With a single glance at a graphic display, a human being can recognize patterns that a computer might fail to find even after hours of analysis.

But what if there are aberrations in the patterns? Or what if there’s just a suggestion of a visual pattern that’s not distinct enough to justify any strong inferences? Or what if the pattern is clear, but not what was to be expected?

The Database Group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has released a data-visualization tool that lets users highlight aberrations and possible patterns in the graphical display. The tool then automatically determines which data sources are responsible for which. ... " 

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