Data, Information, and Knowledge in Visualization

  title={Data, Information, and Knowledge in Visualization},
  author={Min Chen and David S. Ebert and Hans Hagen and Robert S. Laramee and Robert van Liere and Kwan-Liu Ma and William Ribarsky and Gerik Scheuermann and Deborah Silver},
  journal={IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
In visualization, we use the terms data, information and knowledge extensively, often in an interrelated context. In many cases, they indicate different levels of abstraction, understanding, or truthfulness. For example, "visualization is concerned with exploring data and information," "the primary objective in data visualization is to gain insight into an information space," and "information visualization" is for "data mining and knowledge discovery." In other cases, these three terms indicate… CONTINUE READING
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