Visual Analytics in Data-driven Journalism (VALiD), a cooperation with the University of Applied Science St. Pölten, University of Applied Science Joanneum Graz, University Vienna, was a four-year research project, funded by the FFG.
The global amount of data is growing with unprecedented speed and this is posing serious problems in a range of domains. One of them is journalism. As journalists don't have the experience or the know-how necessary to cope with these piles of data (or only seldom/little), we are running the risk of missing important information or overseeing relations and connections. Thus VALiD set its goal to develop tools which empower journalists to easily and quickly analyze complex data-sets and then use this information to generate their stories and reports.
We are happy that die Presse published our project's finding in their article (German only).
Author: Štefan Emrich