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Towards Natural Language Empowered Interactive Data Analysis

Turkay, C. & Henkin, R. (2018). Towards Natural Language Empowered Interactive Data Analysis. Poster presented at the EuroVis 2018 20th EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization, 04 - 08 June 2018, Brno, Czech Republic.

Abstract

The recent advances in natural language based interaction methodologies offer promising avenues to enhance the interactive processes within the human-machine dialogue of visual analytics. We envisage \textit{Multimodal Data Analytics} as a novel approach for conducting data analysis that builds on the strengths of visual analytics and natural language as an expressive interaction channel. We investigate the potential enhancements from such a multimodal approach and discusses the preliminary outline for a structured methodology to study the role of natural language in data analytics. Our approach builds on a simple model of human machine dialogue for interactive data analysis which we then propose to instantiate as visual analytics workflows -- representations to study and operationalise interactive data analysis routines empowered by natural language interaction.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20110
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