Visual Analytics: Definition, Process, and Challenges

@inproceedings{Keim2008VisualAD,
  title={Visual Analytics: Definition, Process, and Challenges},
  author={Daniel A. Keim and Gennady L. Andrienko and Jean-Daniel Fekete and Carsten G{\"o}rg and J{\"o}rn Kohlhammer and Guy Melançon},
  booktitle={Information Visualization},
  year={2008}
}
We are living in a world which faces a rapidly increasing amount of data to be dealt with on a daily basis. In the last decade, the steady improvement of data storage devices and means to create and collect data along the way influenced our way of dealing with information: Most of the time, data is stored without filtering and refinement for later use. Virtually every branch of industry or business, and any political or personal activity nowadays generate vast amounts of data. Making matters… 
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