Evaluation of Spatial Paradigm for Information Retrieval and Exploration (SPIRE) Technology for Trauma Data Analysis.
Final rept. 19 Apr 96-31 Dec 97,
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RICHLAND WA RICHLAND OPERATIONS OFFICE
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The U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command MRMC has commissioned the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to conduct research in applying visualization technologies in a variety of areas of interest to the army. This work included research in the areas of analysis and visualization of information from trauma databases and technical planning documents, exploration of various visualization concepts for analyzing data from medical sensors, reduction of language to mathematics, and technical advancement of text analysis technologies. A number of visualization tools and techniques were applied in each area. One of the major technologies used was the Spatial Paradigm for Information Retrieval and Exploration SPIRE. SPIRE uses advanced statistics to convert free text into mathematical vectors, which can be analyzed and converted into interactive visualizations. It is designed to produce the analysis and visualizations without requiring the user to have any prior knowledge of the data. This report provides a high-level overview of the activities for the period. Separate reports have been produced for the major areas of research and are attached as appendixes.
- Information Science
- Medicine and Medical Research