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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2014, Vol. 30 Issue (10): 14-24    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2014.10.04
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The Research Development of Visual Analytics from the Perspective of VAST Conference
Qiu Junping1, Yu Houqiang2
1. Research Center for China Science Evaluation, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China;
2. School of Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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Abstract  

[Objective] A thorough summarization is done on the latest development of Visual Analytics. Further application into library and information science areas is discussed. [Methods] Firstly several characteristics of visual analytics are compared, then based on VAST papers past five years, the paper summarizes from five aspects including sensemaking, text analytics, high dimensional data visual analysis, spatial and temporal analysis, and application cases. [Results] The basic principles and interdisciplinary attributes are explored. It's found that visual analytics studies are mainly conducted from angles of developing new algorithms, improving existing models and changing research perspectives etc. [Conclusions] Visual Analytics researches focus on constructing sensemaking basic algorithms and design principles, making breakthroughs in text analytics, high dimensional data, and spatial and temporal data analysis. Visual analytics is highly application oriented and widely used, and provides methodological support for information service, especially the intelligent service, although it is still in the developing stage.

Key wordsVisual analytics      Information visualization      Sensemaking      High dimensional data      Information science     
Received: 08 April 2014      Published: 28 November 2014
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Qiu Junping, Yu Houqiang. The Research Development of Visual Analytics from the Perspective of VAST Conference. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2014, 30(10): 14-24.

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