Inventing discovery tools: combining information visualization with data mining

Ben Shneiderman*1,     1Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A. E-mail address:

*Correspondence: Ben Shneiderman, Department of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 U.S.A.


The growing use of information visualization tools and data mining algorithms stems from two separate lines of research. Information visualization researchers believe in the importance of giving users an overview and insight into the data distributions, while data mining researchers ...

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