LiveSankey: Advanced Web Visualization in Data Intelligence Multi Domain Contexts
In the last years, the growing volumes and sources of data has made Big Data technologies to become mainstream. In that sense, techniques like Data Visualization are being used more and more to group large amounts of data in order to transform them into useful information. Nevertheless, these techniques are currently included in Business Intelligence approaches to provide companies and public organizations with helpful tools for making decisions based on evidences instead of intuition. The Sankey diagram is an example of those complex visualization tools allowing the user to graphically trace meaningful relationships in large volumes of data. However, this type of diagram is usually static so they must be continuously and manually rebuilt on top of massive multivariable environments whenever decision makers need to evaluate different options and they do not allow to establish conditions over the data shown. This paper presents LiveSankey, an approach to automatically generate dynamic Sankey Diagrams allowing users to filter the data shown. As a result, multiple conditions may be established over the data used and the corresponding diagram can be dynamically rebuilt.
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