Simple visual environment for data exploration

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A generic interface environment for users seeking to interact with and manipulate complex data sets is described. The design is based on the paradigm of a layered 3D visual environment which depicts a current context within the data set, using the notions of `above', `below', `beside', and `beyond'. This environment facilitates user exploration of the data, by selecting operations available in the current context, or by invoking `specialization' or `generalization' transitions to another context in the adjacent layers. The environment has been implemented with user and administrator modes of operation. Two examples of use of the environment are given for typical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsGeorges G. Grinstein, Robert F. Erbacher
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventVisual Data Exploration and Analysis III - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 31 Jan 19962 Feb 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceVisual Data Exploration and Analysis III
CitySan Jose, CA, USA


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