J. Hagman, 1994. Information Visualization and Exploration - Potential and Requirements, SSKKII Technical Report SSKKII94.03, University of Göteborg.


Starting with examples of a range of applications which would benefit from a powerful tool for information visualization and exploration, the report suggests three important modules of such a tool, vz. multi-dimensional analysis, visualization, and human-computer interaction. The importance of the integration of these three modules is especially emphasized. A short introduction to multi-dimensional analysis is given with the focus on cluster analysis. In connection to this, visualization is discussed and, briefly, human-computer interaction.


information exploration, visualization, cluster analysis, human-computer interaction, multi-dimensional analysis, MDS, factor analysis, automatic document classification, networks, projections, maps, correlations