Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reactions: Jigsaw

The paper began by describing the underlying difficulties in making discoveries on large datasets. Jigsaw, the reseaerch tool this paper revolves around, aims to solve this problem. By analyzing documents, different views can be generated by Jigsaw to help the user digest information. The paper then went ahead and elaborated on the four views and frame them into a scenario for clarity.

I feel that by having the ability to generate different views, we take advantage of the inherit pros of each visualization type. This in turns provide a good platform for the user to scan, analyze and try to discover relationships/correlations between documents. Beyond investigative analysts, this tool can also be useful to researchers in biology and chemistry field.