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Title:Improving Visualisation by Capturing Domain Knowledge
Authors: Jonathan Meddes ; Roderick McKenzie
Date:Jan 2000
Publication Title:Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VII, Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Jonathan C. Roberts; Craig M. Wittenbrink, Editors
Publisher:SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication Type:Conference Paper Publication Status:Published
Volume No:3960 Page Nos:186-195
DOI:10.1117/12.378895 ISBN/ISSN:0-8194-3578-3
An effective visualization system depends on a user's ability to interpret a visual representation and made valid inferences. This paper first summarizes the role of domain knowledge when interpreting a visualization. Once the visual perception system has interpreted the visual representation, the user transforms the data into information by the introduction of domain knowledge; these are the rules or items of knowledge that are relevant tot this visual representation allowing the user to make meaningful inferences. In the remainder of the paper we concentrate on a visualization architecture that encapsulates domain knowledge to improve user interpretation of a visual representation. We use an agent-based paradigm to provide a distributed model of computation which moves away from a heavyweight constrained based algorithm towards a lightweight distributed system that empower individual data items. Finally, we present DIME, an implementation based on this approach. DIME is an ongoing research project that tightly integrates data storage, knowledge capture, and information visualization in a 'visual environment'.
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author = { Jonathan Meddes and Roderick McKenzie },
title = {Improving Visualisation by Capturing Domain Knowledge},
book title = {Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VII, Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Jonathan C. Roberts; Craig M. Wittenbrink, Editors},
publisher = {SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering},
year = 2000,
month = {Jan},
volume = {3960},
pages = {186-195},
doi = {10.1117/12.378895},
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