A Visual Analytic for High-Dimensional Data Exploitation: The Heterogeneous Data-Reduction Proximity Tool
Final rept. Nov 2011-Sep 2012
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIRECTORATE
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Visual analytics is a growing area of research within the Department of Defense that targets the effective interleaving of analytical reasoning with interactive interfaces. Capitalizing on the human capacity for spatial reasoning, visual analytics enhance the decision makers understanding of the underlying decision space by augmenting the assimilation of complex relationships. The Tactical Information Fusion Branch has developed a visual analytic application, entitled the Heterogeneous Data-Reduction Proximity Tool HDPT. The goal of the HDPT is to complement traditional social network analysis by allowing the exploitation of a social network based upon the calculated similarity of the individuals against a known reference set as opposed to the traditional organizational structure. The result is an improved understanding of the human terrain that effectively incorporates qualitative and quantitative information into the decision making process.
- Information Science
- Computer Programming and Software