Please join us Friday April 15th at 10:30 am. to listen to Professor Randy Goebel from the University of Alberta (Expired)

Talk title:  The role of semantic symmetry within an emerging theory of visualization

Speaker:  Professor Randy Goebel, Computing Science, and Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Machine Learning, University of Alberta

Time: Friday, April 15th at 10:30 am

Location: ED 193

While there is no theory of visualization, there should be.  Such a theory would provide a framework to assess a variety of information visualization techniques, to understand their comparative value in helping humans to draw inferences on large data. One simple concept related to a theory of visualization is semantic symmetry, which can be considered as the property that change in one representation space (e.g., a visual vocabulary space) can be accurately propogated to another space (e.g., a numeric tabular space). We explain the idea of semantic symmetry, some portion of its relationship to a theory of formal reasoning, and its potential role in a theory of visualization.

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