This learning unit aims at providing spaces for reflection and study about complexity of Web data analysis and its fulfilment in new contexts of visual and spatial interaction.
Web Data Search and Analysis
When concluding this learning unit students shall be able to:
- Identify issues in search, collection, processing, retrieval, visualization, analysis, and interpretation of information from Web data;
- Describe concepts, methods, and techniques for formal analysis of social networks;
- Describe the main concepts, models, and techniques associated with the Semantic Web and knowledge extraction from the Web;
- Discriminate the main techniques and tools for Web events, statistical analysis, computation & simulation, and data visualizations;
- Discriminate and reflect upon technologies and issues in information visualization in face of growing amounts of data;
- Describe the concepts, models, and techniques associates with the development of digital culture and art artefacts on the Web.
This learning unit is divided in different topics embracing relevant state-of-the-art fields within the area of web data and visualization, which are organized in curricular modules of 2 credits ECTS each.
In following are listed some of these topics:
- Semantic Web and Web Mining
- Formal analysis of social networks
- Search and retrieval of information
- Information visualization
- Digital Culture and Art artefacts
- Digital Games and Storytelling
- Experimental statistics and Web data analysis
- Statistical computation and simulation on the Web
- Planning and experiences on the Web
- Image search on the Web
- Digital Humanities
- Empathic Interfaces
WARE, C. (2013). Information visualization: perception for design. Elsevier.
The evaluation of this learning unit includes a dimension of a continuous nature, based on assessing the quality of work summaries realized within each module; of the discussion carried out, online, in virtual class; and also on the individual project development of a artifact that renders the concrete knowledge achieved in context of up to three modules chosen by the student.
Throughout the semester, students will be integrated into research groups within the modules, participating in the analysis of problems and developing solutions and prototypes in order to find relevant results or new artefacts that render concrete knowledge achieved in each module.
Em função da natureza mista da unidade curricular o processo de ensino/aprendizagem observa uma abordagem de aprendizagem teórico-prática colaborativa online, em turma virtual, que se baseia na realização de trabalhos práticos individuais e em grupo, cujos resultados são apresentados tanto online como em sessão presencial, para assegurar a complementaridade recíproca entre a teoria e a prática.