Connecting the Dots with Related Notes


During visual analysis, users must often connect insights discovered at various points of time to understand implicit relations within their analysis. This process is often called “connecting the dots.” In this paper, we describe an algorithm to recommend related notes from a user’ past analysis based on his/her current line of inquiry during an interactive visual exploration process. We have implemented the related notes algorithm in HARVEST, a web based visual analytic system.

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Extended Abstracts