Plaisant, C., Grinstein, G., Scholtz, J., Whiting, M., O'Connell, T., Laskowski, S., Chien, L., Tat, A., Wright, W., Gorg, C., Liu, Z., Parekh, N., Singhal, K., Stasko, J.
January 2008
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 28, 2, 12-21 (2008) [Published Version]
The second Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) contest’s data consisted of a heterogeneous synthetic collection of news articles with additional supporting files and contained a scenario with embedded threats that provided ground truth. Using visual analytic tools, participants sought evidence of illegal and terrorist activities. We describe the contest and the evaluation methodology. We report results and lessons learned.
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