Graph Analyzer Widget Closer to Agility through Sense-Making

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Authors
  1. Lavigne, V.
  2. Lecocq, R.
  3. Martineau, E.
  4. Mokhtari, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier Research Centre, Quebec QC (CAN)
Abstract
Social Network Analysis (SNA) is essential to understand how information flows through Social Networks and is thought to be strategic for making sense of how individuals/groups/organizations work, collaborate, co]operate, grow or influence others. Defence Research and Developmen t Canada (DRDC) Valcartier is performing research activities on SNA. The initial research activities were focusing on SNA conducted in a counter]insurgency context and were aiming at investigating SNA methods and tools that could augment an intelligence analysis capability. In the spirit of the Visualization domain, which allows information/knowledge to be derived from the visual representation of data/information; visualization widgets were designed and grouped under the term Graph Analyzer to assist intelligence analysts in comprehending and interpreting social network (SN)]related data (automatically extracted). The G raph Analyzer Widget and other developed widgets exploit the graphical rendering of information/knowledge (e.g. graphs, diagrams, charts, etc.) which are the visual artefacts representing data, illustrating relationships and patterns among data, and also allow analysis and comparisons between graphical representations of data sets. These widgets propose interactive, explanatory and tailored visualizations to support sense]making. They combine visual representations of graph diagrams c omposed of nodes and links to other visual representations such as statistical results, lists of node
Keywords
SNA;counter-insurgency;visual analytics
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-P10 — External Literature
Date of publication
12 May 2014
Number of Pages
19
DSTKIM No
CA039137
CANDIS No
539281
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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