A Prototype Application to Generate Synthetic Datasets for Information Visualization Evaluations

Autores: Yvan Pereira dos Santos Brito, Carlos Gustavo Resque dos Santos, Tiago Davi Oliveira de Araújo, Bianchi Serique Meiguins,
Conferência: 22nd International Conference Information Visualisation (iV)
Ano: 2018
Páginas: 153-158
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/iv.2018.00036

Visual Abstract!

The evaluation is an essential step of works that propose new information visualization techniques or tools. A common type is the controlled experiment in which the researchers measure the user performance to execute specific tasks using the proposed method. Furthermore, the dataset used for these tests must contain known desired features to be evaluated (e.g., level of noise, the percentage of missing values) in a controlled way. Thus, this article proposes an application to generate synthetic databases for evaluating information visualization techniques and tools. The system aims to create a dataset generator model that allows the construction of datasets with a diversity of profiles in a controlled manner. The creator of the model can save it for future experiments or updates and can export it enabling other groups to replicate the experiments easily. For a better understanding of application features and how to use it, this work also shows two use scenarios explaining the created model for each situation.