The Visual Side of the Data

  title={The Visual Side of the Data},
  author={Marco Angelini and Tiziana Catarci and Massimo Mecella and Giuseppe Santucci},
  booktitle={A Comprehensive Guide Through the Italian Database Research},
In the last decades, visually querying data and visualizing information have been investigated in order to allow users to get insights and extract knowledge from data. Nowadays, these functionalities should be adapted to big data, including streaming ones. In this chapter, we will review the main approaches to visual queries and provide an historical overview of information visualization.