THE PROCEDURES OF VISUAL ANALYSIS FOR MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATA VOLUMES
Keywords: Multidimensional Data, Visual Analysis, Elastic Maps, Cluster Structures
Abstract. The paper is devoted to problems of visual analysis of multidimensional data sets using an approach based on the construction of elastic maps. This approach is quite suitable for processing and visualizing of multidimensional datasets. The elastic maps are used as the methods of original data points mapping to enclosed manifolds having less dimensionality. Diminishing the elasticity parameters one can design map surface which approximates the multidimensional dataset in question much better. Then the points of dataset in question are projected to the map. The extension of designed map to a flat plane allows one to get an insight about the structure of multidimensional dataset. The paper presents the results of applying elastic maps for visual analysis of multidimensional data sets of medical origin. Previously developed data processing procedures are applied to improve the results obtained - pre-filtering of data, removal of separated clusters (flotation), quasi-Zoom.