Evaluating Visual Analytics at the 2007 VAST Symposium Contest

Catherine Plaisant, Georges Grinstein, Jean Scholtz, Mark Whiting, Theresa O'Connell, Sharon Laskowski, Lynn Chien, Annie Tat, William Wright, Carsten Görg, Zhicheng Liu, Neel Parekh (+2 others)
2008 IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications  
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.
doi:10.1109/mcg.2008.27 pmid:18350929 fatcat:477qx2cm5zes3bawf5v6k6qe6q