Combining Cluster and Outlier Analysis with Visual Analytics

Jürgen Bernard, Eduard Dobermann, Michael Sedlmair, Dieter W. Fellner

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Cluster and outlier analysis are two important tasks. Due to their nature these tasks seem to be opposed to each other, i.e., data objects either belong to a cluster structure or a sparsely populated outlier region. In this work, we present a visual analytics tool that allows the combined analysis of clusters and outliers. Users can add multiple clustering and outlier analysis algorithms, compare results visually, and combine the algorithms' results. The usefulness of the combined analysis is demonstrated using the example of labeling unknown data sets. The usage scenario also shows that identified clusters and outliers can share joint areas of the data space.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics EuroVA 2017
PublisherEurographics - European Association for Computer Graphics
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventEuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics 2017: EuroVA 2017 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 Jun 201713 Jun 2017


ConferenceEuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics 2017

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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