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Make Data Work
September 25–26, 2017: Training
September 26–28, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Text analytics and new visualization techniques

Richard Brath (Uncharted Software), Scott Langevin (Uncharted Software)
4:35pm5:15pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Visualization & user experience
Location: 1E 15/16 Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Text
Average rating: ****.
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Who is this presentation for?

  • News and media professionals, data scientists, intelligence analysts, and information workers

What you'll learn

  • Explore new text visualization techniques that leverage text analytics and open source visualization technologies


Text analytics have advanced with techniques such as entity extraction and characterization, topic and opinion analysis, and sentiment and emotion extraction, but text visualization hasn’t advanced much since the tag cloud.

However, recent visualization techniques for text are providing new capabilities. Richard Brath and Scott Langevin offer an overview of these new ways to organize massive volumes of text, characterize subjects, score synopses, and skim through lots of documents. Together, these techniques can improve workflows for users focused on documents.

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Richard Brath

Uncharted Software

Richard Brath is a partner at Uncharted Software. Richard has been designing and building innovative information visualizations for 20 years, ranging from one of the first interactive 3D financial visualizations on the web in 1995 to visualizations embedded in financial data systems used every day by thousands of market professionals. Richard is pursuing a PhD in new data visualization techniques at LSBU.

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Scott Langevin

Uncharted Software

Scott Langevin is a partner and research scientist at Uncharted Software. Scott has more than 12 years of industry and academic experience. He holds a PhD in computer science with a focus on machine learning. Scott’s research interests include large-scale visual analytics and adaptive user interfaces.