miniDVMS v1.8 : A user manual(The data visualization and modeling system)

Maniyar, Dharmesh M. (2006). miniDVMS v1.8 : A user manual(The data visualization and modeling system). Manual. Aston University, Birmingham.

Abstract

Today, the data available to tackle many scientific challenges is vast in quantity and diverse in nature. The exploration of heterogeneous information spaces requires suitable mining algorithms as well as effective visual interfaces. miniDVMS v1.8 provides a flexible visual data mining framework which combines advanced projection algorithms developed in the machine learning domain and visual techniques developed in the information visualisation domain. The advantage of this interface is that the user is directly involved in the data mining process. Principled projection methods, such as generative topographic mapping (GTM) and hierarchical GTM (HGTM), are integrated with powerful visual techniques, such as magnification factors, directional curvatures, parallel coordinates, and user interaction facilities, to provide this integrated visual data mining framework. The software also supports conventional visualisation techniques such as principal component analysis (PCA), Neuroscale, and PhiVis. This user manual gives an overview of the purpose of the software tool, highlights some of the issues to be taken care while creating a new model, and provides information about how to install and use the tool. The user manual does not require the readers to have familiarity with the algorithms it implements. Basic computing skills are enough to operate the software.

Divisions: Aston University (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data visualization,machine learning,information visualization,graphical user interface
Published Date: 2006-06
Authors: Maniyar, Dharmesh M.

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