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Issue No.07 - July (2013 vol.46)
pp: 30-38
Carsten Gorg , University of Colorado
Youn-ah Kang , Google
Zhicheng Liu , Stanford University
John Stasko , Georgia Tech
Intelligence analysts must explore and evaluate volumes of data, from narrative recordings of field agents to open source news articles. Insights from visual analytics projects and a hypothetical scenario show the potential of visual analytics to aid these investigations. The Web extra at is a video segment showing exploration of a 9/11 report using the Jigsaw visual analytics system.
Visual analytics, Data visualization, Analytical models, Artificial intelligence, Text analysis, Information analysis, information visualization, visual analytics, investigative analysis, intelligence analysis
Carsten Gorg, Youn-ah Kang, Zhicheng Liu, John Stasko, "Visual Analytics Support for Intelligence Analysis", Computer, vol.46, no. 7, pp. 30-38, July 2013, doi:10.1109/MC.2013.76
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