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Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization II

Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Peikert, R., Hauser, H., Carr, H., Fuchs, R. (Eds.)

2012, XI, 299p. 200 illus., 106 illus. in color.

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  • Latest, peer-reviewed results in a growing research area
  • Topic with close interaction of mathematics and computer science
  • Many applications to science and engineering

When scientists analyze datasets in a search for underlying phenomena, patterns or causal factors, their first step is often an automatic or semi-automatic search for structures in the data. Of these feature-extraction methods, topological ones stand out due to their solid mathematical foundation. Topologically defined structures—as found in scalar, vector and tensor fields—have proven their merit in a wide range of scientific domains, and scientists have found them to be revealing in subjects such as physics, engineering, and medicine.

 

Full of state-of-the-art research and contemporary hot topics in the subject, this volume is a selection of peer-reviewed papers originally presented at the fourth Workshop on Topology-Based Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization, TopoInVis 2011, held in Zurich, Switzerland. The workshop brought together many of the leading lights in the field for a mixture of formal presentations and discussion. One topic currently generating a great deal of interest, and explored in several chapters here, is the search for topological structures in time-dependent flows, and their relationship with Lagrangian coherent structures. Contributors also focus on discrete topologies of scalar and vector fields, and on persistence-based simplification, among other issues of note. The new research results included in this volume relate to all three key areas in data analysis—theory, algorithms and applications.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Data Analysis - Geometry - Topology - Visualization

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Computational Science & Engineering - Image Processing

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