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Two Paper accepted at 6th Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC 2020)

At the this year’s Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC 2020) two of our students papers titled “Visual Dashboards in Trend Analytics to Observe Competitors and Leading Domain Experts” and “A Future Prospect for European Collaboration on Advanced Analytics in Economy and Society” were accepted for presentation. Due to Corona epidemic the conference is hold virtually. The multidisciplinary CERC is an annual event that takes place since 2011 when it was initiated by University partners across Europe. It brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines in order to foster knowledge transfer, inter-disciplinary exchange and collaboration.

Paper #1: Visual Dashboards in Trend Analytics to Observe Competitors and Leading Domain Experts

Abstract:
The rapid changes due to digitalization challenges a variety of market players and forces them to find strategies to be aware of changes in these markets, particularly those that impacts their business. The main challenge is how a practical solution could look like and how technology can support market players in these trend ob-servation tasks. The paper outlines therefore a technological solution to observe specific authors e.g. researchers who influence a certain market or engineers of competitor. In many branches both are well-known groups to market players and there is almost the need of a technology that support the topical observation. The main contributions of this paper are next to the concept of how a visual dash-board could enable a market observation and how data has to be processed for it, the prototypical implementation which enables an evaluation later on. Further-more, the definition of a principal technological analysis for innovation and tech-nology management is created and is also an important contribution to the scien-tific community that specifically considers the technology perspective and it cor-responding requirements.

Link to paper/fulltext: tba

More information about the technology: Scitics for Visual Trend Analytics

Paper #2: A Future Prospect for European Collaboration on Advanced Analytics in Economy and Society

Abstract:
Analytical Reasoning by applying machine learning approaches, artificial intelli-gence, NLP and visualizations allow to get deep insights into the different do-mains of various stakeholders and enable to solve complex tasks. Thereby the tasks are very heterogenous and subject of investigation in the different areas of application. These tasks or challenges should be defined by the stakeholders themselves and lead through a deep investigation to advanced analytical ap-proaches. We therefore set up a strategic alliance of research, enterprises and so-cietal organization with the goal of a strong collaboration to identify in a first step these challenges and workout technological solutions for each application scenar-io. We give in this paper a first draft of current challenges and technological ad-vancements. The main contribution of this paper is next to an accurate description of the current challenges in the analytics domain, also the description of an agen-da how these challenges can be solved. Furthermore, a process is explained, how the strategic alliance should act and organize their work to realize beneficial and useful analytical solutions.

Link to paper/fulltext: tba

Paper accepted at 24rd Internation Conference Information Visualization (iV 2020)

We are very glad to be accepted for presenting our paper titled “Comparison of Full-text Articles and Abstracts for Visual Trend Analytics through Natural Language Processing” at the high-class conference Information Visualisation Conference (iV 2020). Due to Corona epidemic the conference is hold virtually. The iV 2020 is an international conference that aims to provide a foundation for integrating the human-centered, technological and strategic aspects of information visualization to promote international exchange, cooperation and development.

Comparison of Full-text Articles and Abstracts for Visual Trend Analytics through Natural Language Processing

Abstract:
Scientific publications are an essential resource for detecting emerging trends and innovations in a very early stage, by far earlier than patents may allow. Thereby Visual Analytics systems enable a deep analysis by applying commonly unsupervised machine learning methods and investigating a mass amount of data. A main question from the Visual Analytics viewpoint in this context is, do abstracts of scientific publications provide a similar analysis capability compared to their corresponding full-texts? This would allow to extract a mass amount of text documents in a much faster manner. We compare in this paper the topic extraction methods LSI and LDA by using full text articles and their corresponding abstracts to obtain which method and which data are better suited for a Visual Analytics system for Technology and Corporate Foresight. Based on a easy replicable natural language processing approach, we further investigate the impact of lemmatization for LDA and LSI. The comparison will be performed qualitative and quantitative to gather both, the human perception in visual systems and coherence values. Based on an application scenario a visual trend analytics system will further illustrate the outcomes.

Link to paper/fulltext: tba

More information about the technology: Scitics for Visual Trend Analytics

Thesis Presentation: Named-Entity Recognition on Publications and Raw-Text for Meticulous Insight at Visual Trend Analytics

Where: TU Darmstadt / GRIS, Fraunhoferstr. 5 (Darmstadt), Room tba

!!!!! Due to the Corona crisis and the accompanying restrictions at the TU Darmstadt, the exam will be non-public! !!!!!

Who: Ubaid Rana (Author), Prof. Dr. Arjan Kuijper (Supervisor), Dipl.-Inf. Dirk Burkhardt (Advisor/Co-Supervisor)
What: Master Thesis – “Named-Entity Recognition on Publications and Raw-Text for Meticulous Insight at Visual Trend Analytics”

Abstract:

In the modern data-driven era, a massive amount of research documents are available from publicly accessible digital libraries in the form of academic papers, journals and publications. This plethora of data does not lead to new insights or knowledge. Therefore, suitable analysis techniques and graphical tools are needed to derive knowledge in order to get insight of this big data. To address this issue, researchers have developed visual analytical systems along with machine learning methods, e.g text mining with interactive data visualization, which leads to gain new insights of current and upcoming technology trends. These trends are significant for researchers, business analysts, and decision-makers for innovation, technology management and to make strategic decisions.
Nearly every existing search portal uses the traditional meta-information e.g only about the author and title to find the documents that match a search request and overlook the opportunity of extracting content-related information. It limits the possibility of discovering most relevant publications, moreover it lacks the knowledge required for trend analysis. To collect this very concrete information, named entity recognition must be used to be able to better identify the results and trends. The state-of-the-art systems use static approach for named entity recognition which means that upcoming technologies remain undetected. Modern techniques like distant supervision methods leverage big existing community-maintained data sources, such as Wikipedia, to extract entities dynamically. Nonetheless, these methods are still unstable and have never been tried on complex scenarios such as trend analysis before.
The aim of this thesis is to enable entity recognition on both static tables and dynamic community updated data sources like Wikipedia & DBpedia for trend analysis. To accomplish this goal, a model is suggested which enabled entity extraction on DBpedia and translated the extracted entities into interactive visualizations. The analysts can use these visualizations to gain trend insights, evaluate research trends or to analyze prevailing market moods and industry trends.

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Paper accepted at 14th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2019)

I’m proud to announce that our paper titled “A Visual Analytics Approach for Analyzing Technological Trends in Technology and Innovation Management” is accepted at the high-class visual computing conference ISVC 2019 in Lake Tahoe, NV, USA. The purpose of the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC) is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in visual computing. ISVC seeks papers describing contributions to the state of the art and state of the practice in the four central areas of visual computing: computer vision, computer graphics, virtual reality, and visualization. The paper reflects some new on-going advancements of our innovative Trend Analytics solution Scitics.

Paper: A Visual Analytics Approach for Analyzing Technological Trends in Technology and Innovation Management

Abstract:
Visual Analytics provides with a combination of automated techniques and interactive visualizations huge analytics possibilities in technology and innovation management. Thereby not only the use of machine learning data mining methods plays an important role. Due to the high interaction capabilities, it provides a more user-centered approach, where users are able to manipulate the entire analysis process and get the most valuable information. Existing Visual Analytics systems for Trend Analytics and technology and innovation management do not really make use of this unique feature and do not include the human in the analysis process. Outcomes from research on information search, information visualization and technology management can lead to more sophisticated Visual Analytics systems that involved the human in the entire analysis process. We propose in this paper a new interaction approach for Visual Analytics in technology and innovation management with a special focus on technological trend analytics.

Link to paper/fulltext: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33723-0_23
Link to poster: https://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3473065

 

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