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London, England

July 5, 2006 to July 7, 2006

ISBN: 0-7695-2602-0

pp: 282-290

Fernando Vieira Paulovich , University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil

Luis Gustavo Nonato , University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil

Rosane Minghim , University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil

DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/IV.2006.122

ABSTRACT

This paper introduces Least Square Projection (LSP), a fast technique for projection of multi-dimensional data onto lower dimensions developed and tested successfully in the context of creation of text maps based on their content. Current solutions are either based on computationally expensive dimension reduction with no proper guarantee of the outcome or on faster techniques that need some sort of post-processing for recovering information lost during the process. LSP is based on least square approximation, a technique originally employed for surface modeling and reconstruction. Least square approximations are capable of computing the coordinates of a set of projected points based on a reduced number of control points with defined geometry. We extend the concept for general data sets. In order to perform the projection, a small number of distance calculations is necessary and no repositioning of the final points is required to obtain a satisfactory precision of the final solution. Textual information is a typically difficult data type to handle, due to its intrinsic dimensionality. We employ document corpora as a benchmark to demonstrate the capabilities of the LSP to group and separate documents by their content with high precision.

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CITATION

Fernando Vieira Paulovich,
Luis Gustavo Nonato,
Rosane Minghim,
"Visual Mapping of Text Collections through a Fast High Precision Projection Technique",

*IV*, 2006, Information Visualization, Information Visualization 2006, pp. 282-290, doi:10.1109/IV.2006.122