Can You See It Now? Visualization is the Key to Solving Challenging Problems

By IGI Global on Nov 1, 2010
In the world there are those who learn through repetition and those who learn by doing; those who prefer subjects like algebra for its form and formula, and those who can only "see" the math in geometry. Likewise, in analysis there are those who can simply look at written data and clearly draw conclusions, while others use visual tools such as charts, graphs, diagrams, or images to enhance their analytical capabilities. Using such aids, known collectively as visual interfaces, problem-solvers interact with machines to find solutions to complex problems that would otherwise be intractable.

According to Dr. Qingyu Zhang (Arkansas State University, USA), Dr. Richard Segall (Arkansas State University, USA), and Dr. Mei Cao (University of Wisconsin-Superior, USA) in their recently released publication, Visual Analytics and Interactive Technologies: Data, Text and Web Mining Applications, analyzing "[l]arge volumes of data and complex problems" requires new tools for expanding the effectiveness of visual analytics and interactive technology.

They further express that using "computing or supercomputing techniques (e.g., distributed, parallel, and clustered computing) in improving the effectiveness of data, text, and web mining is an important aspect of the visual analytics and interactive technology," and contend that their publication extends "visual analytics by using tools of data, web, text mining and computing, and their associated software and technologies available today."

Visual Analytics and Interactive Technologies: Data, Text and Web Mining Applications presents a unique collection of recent developments, novel applications, and techniques for visual analytics and interactive technologies.

Published by IGI Global, an information science and technology publisher, Visual Analytics and Interactive Technologies: Data, Text and Web Mining Applications offers a comprehensive look at the concepts, algorithms, theories, applications, software, and visualization of data mining and computing. It also provides readers with a complete volume of works on state-of-the-art "theory and applications of mining and its relations to computing, visualization and others."

As stated by the editors, "[b]ecause each chapter is designed to be stand-alone, readers can focus on the topics that most interest them," making this an ideal publication for course adoption and supplementation, as well as one or use by "researchers, practitioners, professionals and intellectuals in technical and non-technical fields." A unique collection of recent developments, novel applications, and techniques for visual analytics and interactive technologies, the editors believe this premier reference will appeal to a multi-disciplinary audience.

Divided into three sections, the book offers audiences valuable information on "Concepts, Algorithms, and Theory; Applications of Mining and Visualization; and Visual Systems, Software and Supercomputing, pertaining to Data mining, Web mining, Data Visualization, Mining for Intelligence, Supercomputing, Database, Ontology, Web Clustering, Classification, Pattern Recognition, Visualization Approaches, Data and Knowledge Representation, and Web Intelligence."

To learn more about the concepts, algorithms, theories, and applications of visual analytics and interactive technologies, and order your copy of Visual Analytics and Interactive Technologies: Data, Text and Web Mining Applications please visit the IGI Global website today!

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