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Visualizing Graph Data by Corey L. Lanum

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Chapter 2. Case studies

This chapter covers

  • Intelligence and law enforcement graphs
  • Financial and online review fraud graphs
  • Cyber security
  • Sales and marketing graphs

Over the past dozen years, interest in graphs has exploded beyond academia and into industry. The intelligence failures that allowed the September 11, 2001, attacks were portrayed in the media as a “failure to connect the dots” because individual government agencies had suspicions about individual terrorists, but no one was collecting and analyzing the big picture. Connecting the dots means understanding the relationships among individual data sets, and although it still has a lot of room for improvement, the US intelligence community was one of the first adopters of graph ...

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