20 January 2009 A unified toolkit for information and scientific visualization
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We present an expansion of the popular open source Visualization Toolkit (VTK) to support the ingestion, processing, and display of informatics data. The result is a flexible, component-based pipeline framework for the integration and deployment of algorithms in the scientific and informatics fields. This project, code named "Titan", is one of the first efforts to address the unification of information and scientific visualization in a systematic fashion. The result includes a wide range of informatics-oriented functionality: database access, graph algorithms, graph layouts, views, charts, UI components and more. Further, the data distribution, parallel processing and client/server capabilities of VTK provide an excellent platform for scalable analysis.
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Brian Wylie, Jeffrey Baumes, "A unified toolkit for information and scientific visualization", Proc. SPIE 7243, Visualization and Data Analysis 2009, 72430H (20 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805589; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.805589
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