IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

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From the August 2016 issue

Interactive Visualization of Large Data Sets

By Parke Godfrey, Jarek Gryz, and Piotr Lasek

Featured ArticleVisualization provides a powerful means for data analysis. But to be practical, visual analytics tools must support smooth and flexible use of visualizations at a fast rate. This becomes increasingly onerous with the ever-increasing size of real-world datasets. First, large databases make interaction more difficult once query response time exceeds several seconds. Second, any attempt to show all data points will overload the visualization, resulting in chaos that will only confuse the user. Over the last few years, substantial effort has been put into addressing both of these issues and many innovative solutions have been proposed. Indeed, data visualization is a topic that is too large to be addressed in a single survey paper. Thus, we restrict our attention here to interactive visualization of large data sets. Our focus then is skewed in a natural way towards query processing problem—provided by an underlying database system—rather than to the actual data visualization problem.

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  • TKDE celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Editor-in-Chief Jian Pei says, "We are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of TKDE. Since its first issue in March 1989, TKDE has published 2,981 articles, and another 220 articles in the early access portal. With 898 submissions and 79 accepted articles in 2012, TKDE is now the premier journal in the broad and general fields of data management, data mining, and knowledge engineering. We thank all the authors, reviewers, and readers for their continuing support to TKDE. As always, we are eager to hear your ideas and suggestions, and will do our best to meet your expectations. With all your passions, contributions, and supports, TKDE is embracing the new era of big data and big data analytics. Happy birthday to TKDE!"


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