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Publication Citation: Evaluating Visual Analytics: The 2007 Visual Analytics Science and Technology Symposium Contest

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Author(s): Catherine Plaisant; Georges Grinstein; Jean Scholtz; Mark Whiting; Theresa O'Connell; Sharon J. Laskowski; T Chien; A Tat; W Wright; C Gorg; Z Liu; N Parekh; K Singhal; John Stasko;
Title: Evaluating Visual Analytics: The 2007 Visual Analytics Science and Technology Symposium Contest
Published: January 14, 2008
Abstract: The second Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) contest?s data consisted of a heterogeneous synthetic collection of news articles with additional supporting files and contained a scenario with embedded threats that provided ground truth. Using visual analytic tools, participants sought evidence of illegal and terrorist activities. We describe the contest and the evaluation methodology. We report results and lessons learned.
Citation: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Keywords: contest;evaluation;information/knowledge management;metrics;sense making;visual analytics
Research Areas: Data and Informatics
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