New NSF Grant on Democratizing Visual Analysis

Prof. Barbara Di Eugenio is co-Principal Investigator, with Prof. Andy Johnson of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at UIC, on a new NSF award entitled "Articulate+ - A Conversational Interface for Democratizing Visual Analysis," which will run from October 2020 to September 2022. From the abstract:

"This research will use speech, gesture, and log data as new input interaction modalities for visual analytics. It will develop new understandings of how the imprecise and vague nature of natural language queries and gestures, as contextualized by work on a specific visual analysis problem, can be modeled as an opportunity for an intelligent software system to learn more about the underlying intent of the users. This model of intent, in turn, will be used to provide contextualized visualizations, which are expected to help those users gain valuable insights from their data."