by Jack Santos | December 14, 2010 | Comments Off on The Frontiers of Visualization
Our Data Management guys in the Gartner IT1 offering do a lot of research on data – in all its forms. They are looking at things like “Big Data” and “Data Clouds” and “MODS” (the Methodology for Overcoming Data Silos). My cohort, Mike Rollings, passed along this link: http://datajournalism.stanford.edu/. It really is very interesting, and I am still groking it, but felt I should share it with you.
This research at Stanford includes a discussion about IBM’s “Many Eyes” project. The latter is a place to try out visualization experiments online, in a shared format.
Just for Ha Ha’s I took the last 90 days of my blog posts and ran them through some of the algorithms. Here’s what came out:
Or even more interesting, this relationship map for my use of the term “cloud”:
or this mapping of related terms ( a link to the site, where you can play with the tool):
This is intriguing research. As we get inundated with data, and try to turn that into information, approaches like these will revolutionize human understanding, and our capacity for analysis.
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