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The Frontiers of Visualization

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: 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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Jack Santos
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Jack Santos is a Research Vice President with Gartner, part of the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation team within the Gartner for IT Leaders product. He focuses on enterprise architecture and technology trends. Mr. Santos' specific area of research covers individual development, leadership and management practices for enterprise architects, EA innovation, and collaboration approaches. Read Full Bio

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