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An Information-Theoretic View of Visual Analytics
January/February 2008 (vol. 28 no. 1)
pp. 18-23
Chaomei Chen, Drexel University
Visual analytics is an emerging discipline that helps connect dots. It facilitates analytical reasoning and decision making through integrated and highly interactive visualization of complex and dynamic data and situations. Solving mysteries is only part of the game. Visual analytics must augment analyst and decision-maker capabilities to assimilate complex situations and reach informed decisions. Information theory offers a framework for keeping focused on the right questions.

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visual analytics, theory
Chaomei Chen, "An Information-Theoretic View of Visual Analytics," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 18-23, Jan.-Feb. 2008, doi:10.1109/MCG.2008.2
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