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Vistrates: A versatile tool for data analytics

Vistrates is a platform for a wide range of analytical activities from visual exploration to presentation. Each document in Vistrates (a vistrate) combines many analytical components into a flexible user interface based on the sensemaking activity and target users—in contrast…
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Document Reading with Visual Aids

Work done in collaboration between University of Maryland and Adobe Research introduces the concept of an “elastic” form a document that adapts its view based on content, the reader’s goals, and the reading device. Our user evaluations have shown the…
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Taking a Magnifying Glass to Text

A new tool called TopicLens allows the user to move through of large volumes of text while controlling the level of detail for each theme.…

Needle, Meet Haystack: Helping Moderators Strike Gold in Online Comments

CommentIQ, a new tool developed at the University of Maryland, combines interactive visuals and machine learning to automatically rate reader-submitted comments on editorial metrics such as readability, relevance, sentiment, profanity, and authority. CommentIQ has been deployed at the New York…