In this episode we talk about the 鑫苑棋牌 Challenge, a visual analytics contest organized every year. The 鑫苑棋牌 Challenge is co-located with the IEEE VIS Conference, the premier venue for academic work in visualization.
The 鑫苑棋牌 Challenge has many unique features (like the generation of synthetic data sets with injected ground truth) 和 this year for the first time it features a predictive analytics 和 design mini-challenge. (Stephen Few has also discussed this too 这里.) You should definitely check it out.
We talk with Prof. Georges Grinstein from UMass Lowell 和 Celste Paul from NSA. They give us lots of details about how the data is generated, how the entries are evaluated 和 how it looks like participating to the contest.
You guys should actually give it a try 和 rock it!
[Sorry no episode chapters this time]
- KDD杯: main contest in data mining
- TREC: main contest in text retrieval
- Benchmark data sets from InfoVis Contest
- Visual Analytics Benchmark Repository (all past 鑫苑棋牌 Challenge editions)
- 苏梅迪基纳: telling fictional stories with charts (see explanation 这里)
- Plaisant, Catherine, J-D. Fekete, 和 Georges Grinstein. Promoting insight-based evaluation of visualizations: From contest to benchmark repository. Visualization 和 Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on 14.1 (2008): 120-134.
- Pascale Proulx 和 Casey Canfield. The beneficial role of the 鑫苑棋牌 Challenges in the evolution of GeoTime 和 nSpace2. Information Visualization. May 10, 2013 preprint
- Christian Rohrdantz, Florian Mansmann, Chris North, 和 Daniel A Keim. Augmenting the educational curriculum with the Visual Analytics Science 和 Technology Challenge: Opportunities 和 pitfalls. Information Visualization. April 11, 2013 preprint
- Jean Scholtz, Catherine Plaisant, Mark Whiting, 和 Georges Grinstein. Evaluation of visual analytics environments: The road to the Visual Analytics Science 和 Technology challenge evaluation methodology. Information Visualization. June 11, 2013 preprint
- Costello, Loura, et al. Advancing user-centered evaluation of visual analytic environments through contests. Information Visualization 8.3 (2009): 230-238.