Visualization and Verbalization of Data

Jorg Blasius, Michael Greenacre

April 10, 2014 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 392 Pages - 72 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466589803 - CAT# K20426
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer Science & Data Analysis

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Features

  • Provides a broad overview of both the history and state of the art of data visualization
  • Presents contributions from current leaders and pioneers in the field
  • Covers correspondence analysis, principal components analysis, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling, and many other techniques
  • Includes numerous examples, case studies, and software implementations

Summary

Visualization and Verbalization of Data shows how correspondence analysis and related techniques enable the display of data in graphical form, which results in the verbalization of the structures in data. Renowned researchers in the field trace the history of these techniques and cover their current applications.

The first part of the book explains the historical origins of correspondence analysis and associated methods. The second part concentrates on the contributions made by the school of Jean-Paul Benzécri and related movements, such as social space and geometric data analysis. Although these topics are viewed from a French perspective, the book makes them understandable to an international audience.

Throughout the text, well-known experts illustrate the use of the methods in practice. Examples include the spatial visualization of multivariate data, cluster analysis in computer science, the transformation of a textual data set into numerical data, the use of quantitative and qualitative variables in multiple factor analysis, different possibilities of recoding data prior to visualization, and the application of duality diagram theory to the analysis of a contingency table.