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Database Challenges for Exploratory Computing

Marcello Buoncristiano, Giansalvatore Mecca, Elisa Quintarelli, Manuel Roveri, Donatello Santoro, Letizia Tanca
2015 SIGMOD record  
This quest for an effective user interaction immediately raises the important issue of developing intuitive visualization techniques.  ...  Despite the emphasis on visualization, exploratory data analysis still assumes that the user understands at least the basics of statistics, while in this paper we propose a paradigm for database exploration  ... 
doi:10.1145/2814710.2814714 fatcat:4dora6uiz5d53korzf2pkotro4

Physics Computational Literacy: An Exploratory Case Study Using Computational Essays [article]

Tor Ole B. Odden, Elise Lockwood, Marcos D. Caballero
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Based on an exploratory study of undergraduate physics computational literacy, using a newly-developed teaching tool known as a computational essay, we have identified a variety of student practices, knowledge  ...  However, there are currently few theories of learning that can be used to help explain and predict the unique challenges and affordances associated with computation in physics.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This project was funded by NOKUT, the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, and the Research Council of Norway.  ... 
arXiv:1910.03316v2 fatcat:vyigpsjlhrfbxk7hgrjfb7y6re

Progressive Analytics: A Computation Paradigm for Exploratory Data Analysis [article]

Jean-Daniel Fekete, Romain Primet
2016 arXiv   pre-print
This article describes a novel computation paradigm called Progressive Computation for Data Analysis or more concisely Progressive Analytics, that brings at the programming language level a low-latency  ...  Moving this progressive computation at the language level relieves the programmer of exploratory data analysis systems from implementing the whole analytics pipeline in a progressive way from scratch,  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work has been conducted during my Sabbatical at NYU-Poly in the Visualization and Data Analytics (ViDA) group, partially funded by the Center for Data Science at NYU.  ... 
arXiv:1607.05162v1 fatcat:hnhigqzpffeszhi47m6f2ope6e

Physics computational literacy: An exploratory case study using computational essays

Tor Ole B. Odden, Elise Lockwood, Marcos D. Caballero
2019 Physical Review Physics Education Research  
Based on an exploratory study of undergraduate physics computational literacy, using a newly developed teaching tool known as a computational essay, we have identified a variety of student practices, knowledge  ...  However, there are currently few theories of learning that can be used to help explain and predict the unique challenges and affordances associated with computation in physics.  ...  in Education) which supports the Center for Computing in Science Education.  ... 
doi:10.1103/physrevphyseducres.15.020152 fatcat:4mijde3r55hmzpbmfqkrmqlrpq

Exploratory Testing: An Overview

Rashmi N., Suma V.
2015 International Journal of Computer Applications  
This awareness acts as a travel light for further areas of research and progress in exploratory testing.  ...  Accordingly, this paper put forth an understanding of the characteristics, benefits, advantages and challenges, techniques, tools and recent advances in exploratory testing.  ...  A tester over a period of time interacts with a product to satisfy a testing mission and reporting results.  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2015907422 fatcat:qpo5uopcjbajzohcihaeq2hsyy

Exploratory computing: a comprehensive approach to data sensemaking

Nicoletta Di Blas, Mirjana Mazuran, Paolo Paolini, Elisa Quintarelli, Letizia Tanca
2016 International Journal of Data Science and Analytics  
This paper introduces exploratory computing (EC), a novel paradigm whose aim is to support a comprehensive "exploratory" experience for the user.  ...  "Computing" because a complex interaction as the one outlined above requires powerful computational strength for the user to be able to fully profit from, and even enjoy, the interaction.  ...  This paper is about a comprehensive approach for making sense of data: Exploratory Computing, EC in what follows [1] [2] [3] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s41060-016-0039-5 dblp:journals/ijdsa/BlasMPQT17 fatcat:rubbar6a5zcrxelfjfg653glz4

Benchmarking Exploratory OLAP [chapter]

Mahfoud Djedaini, Pedro Furtado, Nicolas Labroche, Patrick Marcel, Verónika Peralta
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Supporting interactive database exploration (IDE) is a problem that attracts lots of attention these days.  ...  In this paper we propose a benchmark framework to do so, that relies on an extensible set of user-centric metrics that relate to the main dimensions of exploratory analysis.  ...  This generative model is a Markov Model that is used by Component 2, for simulating the interaction with a user.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-54334-5_5 fatcat:wthyog3h3jgvnel237n6whi5gm

Multilayer Block Models for Exploratory Analysis of Computer Event Logs [article]

Corentin Larroche
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We investigate a graph-based approach to exploratory data analysis in the context of network security monitoring.  ...  We then apply a model-based biclustering algorithm to extract relevant clusters of entities and interactions between these clusters, thereby providing a simplified situational picture.  ...  Data exploration and visualization for cybersecurity. Finally, our work contributes to a vast research effort aiming to ease network security monitoring by providing insightful visualizations.  ... 
arXiv:2206.10413v1 fatcat:doflrb27wfgzreaz6agonnk7wi

How Progressive Visualizations Affect Exploratory Analysis

Emanuel Zgraggen, Alex Galakatos, Andrew Crotty, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Tim Kraska
2017 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  
The stated goal for visual data exploration is to operate at a rate that matches the pace of human data analysts, but the ever increasing amount of data has led to a fundamental problem: datasets are often  ...  We study how progressive visualizations affect users in exploratory settings in an experiment where we capture user behavior and knowledge discovery through interaction logs and think-aloud protocols.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors wish to thank Angelina Maric from the University of Zürich for her help with statistical analysis as well as Professor Andries van Dam, Robert Zeleznik, and the reviewers for  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvcg.2016.2607714 pmid:28113667 fatcat:cckf2gzm2vh5nc35wvvv6gdsfy

Perception, Visual Inference, and Exploratory Visualization

Torsten Moller, Richard Zhang
2022 IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications  
T his past year was another challenging one that we would all like to get behind us. For the magazine, however, it has been a good year.  ...  It features seven articles that cover a diverse range of topics related to perception, visual inferences from images, and exploratory visualization.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcg.2021.3132730 fatcat:ubnhir4iivc6va5vnmizwl6pp4

Designing for Exploratory Search on Touch Devices

Khalil Klouche, Tuukka Ruotsalo, Diogo Cabral, Salvatore Andolina, Andrea Bellucci, Giulio Jacucci
2015 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '15  
of result entities as query parameters, and spatial configuration of search streams that are visualized for interaction.  ...  Exploratory search confront users with challenges in expressing search intents as the current search interfaces require investigating result listings to identify search directions, iterative typing, and  ...  Recent visual interfaces in search have shown the effectiveness of interacting visually with query elements and results combined with computational techniques that support exploration.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2702123.2702489 dblp:conf/chi/KloucheRCABJ15 fatcat:rwllifujzvcphbqsz4gfa4k7mu

Mobile Computing Trends in Saudi Arabia: An Exploratory Study

Mutlaq B. Alotaibi
2014 International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science  
In particular, it aimed to acquire new insight into mobile computing trends, specifically in Saudi Arabia, in order to develop hypotheses and formulate precise criteria for mobile computing evaluation.  ...  The focus group proposed a four-phase process: determination, qualification, categorization and evaluation of the mobile computing applications developed by Saudi organizations.  ...  In the usability constraints, screen size and means of input were listed as posing challenges to mobile interaction design.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijitcs.2015.01.03 fatcat:eo36z7fybbca5k2xowj3nmswma

Interactive Exploratory Visualization of 2D Vector Fields

Tobias Isenberg, Maarten H. Everts, Jens Grubert, Sheelagh Carpendale
2008 Computer graphics forum (Print)  
The combination of these techniques results in an engaging visualization with which the user can rapidly explore and analyze varying types of 2D vector fields, using a virtually infinite number of custom-designed  ...  In this paper we present several techniques to interactively explore representations of 2D vector fields.  ...  , and GRIB.US for the weather data.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8659.2008.01233.x fatcat:amzob3ufovbxlkt5g6c3vwyr4a

Visualising Formula Structures to Support Exploratory Modelling

Chris Roast, Roxanne Leitão, Michael Gunning
2016 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education  
In this paper we describe a project designing interactive visualisations to support core learner competencies in the broad area of numeracy.  ...  for supporting learner experimentation and confidence within numerate subjects.  ...  This revealed one of the methodological challenges: for our target users despite using and learning about spreadsheets.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0005812303830390 dblp:conf/csedu/RoastLG16 fatcat:lqfkmj3xizefppl3nhldofqeyi

Using Workflow Medleys to Streamline Exploratory Tasks [chapter]

Emanuele Santos, David Koop, Huy T. Vo, Erik W. Anderson, Juliana Freire, Cláudio Silva
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Although workflow systems are natural candidates as solutions to this problem, there are two important challenges that need to be addressed: usability and support for exploratory tasks.  ...  Although workflow systems are natural candidates as solutions to this problem, there are two important challenges that need to be addressed: usability and support for exploratory tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02279-1_23 fatcat:xiw7fekt3reqbglwkyuni2qdee
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