Applying Multidimensional Navigation and Explanation in Semantic Dataset Summarization Conference Paper uri icon

year of publication

  • 2012


  • A key objective of multidimensional dataset analysis is to reveal patterns of interest to analysts. However, multidimensional analysis has been observed to be dicult for analysts, due to the challenges of both presenting and navigating large datasets. This work explores how initial summarizations of multidimensional datasets can be generated for consuming parties (designed to reduce the number of data points which would need to be displayed) driven by summarization policies based on provided dataset values. Additionally, functionality for explaining the derivation of summarizations is being developed - in line with prior work on aiding analyst interactions with data processing systems. To help drive development of this work, as well as provide illustrative use cases, we are presently developing a dataset summarization generator as part of greater work being done in the Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition (FUSE) program.