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Visualization Symposium, IEEE Pacific (2014)
Yokohama, Japan Japan
Mar. 4, 2014 to Mar. 7, 2014
pp: 209-216
Elisa Amorim , Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Emilio Vital Brazil , Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Luis Gustavo Nonato , Univ. of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Faramarz Samavati , Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Mario Costa Sousa , Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Multidimensional projection techniques provide an appealing approach for multivariate data analysis, for their ability to translate high-dimensional data into a low-dimensional representation that preserves neighborhood information. In recent years, pushed by the ever increasing data complexity in many areas, numerous advances in such techniques have been observed, primarily in terms of computational efficiency and support for interactive applications. Both these achievements were made possible due to the introduction of the concept of control points, which are used in many different multidimensional projection techniques. However, little attention has been drawn towards the process of control points selection. In this work we propose a novel multidimensional projection technique based on radial basis functions (RBF). Our method uses RBF to create a function that maps the data into a low-dimensional space by interpolating the previously calculated position of control points. We also present a built-in method for the control points selection based on "forward-selection" and "Orthogonal Least Squares" techniques. We demonstrate that the proposed selection process allows our technique to work with only a few control points while retaining the projection quality and avoiding redundant control points.
Stress, Kernel, Interpolation, Aerospace electronics, Mathematical model, Least squares approximations

E. Amorim, E. Vital Brazil, L. G. Nonato, F. Samavati and M. Costa Sousa, "Multidimensional Projection with Radial Basis Function and Control Points Selection," 2014 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis)(PACIFICVIS), Yokohama, Japan, 2014, pp. 209-216.
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