Welcome to Bungee View
Bungee View is a visualization prototype developed at Carnegie Mellon University to support casual users gaining an understanding of an image collection as a whole, and in finding patterns in such collections. As a research experiment with the University of Pittsburgh, you can explore many of the Historic Pittsburgh image collections hosted by the University Library System's Digital Research Library.
Since this novel way of exploring image collections is a research project, your usage will be recorded to help improve Bungee View. We will use your IP address to track your repeat visits, but will not attempt to identify you as a person. We also welcome feedback to (Mark Derthick).
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For each metadata category, vertical bars show the distribution of images in the collection that match your query. In the screenshot above, the query is for images that show Children. The bottom row of bars shows the resulting distribution for various man-made (Built) Environments. Wide bars represent Environments that appear in many images in the collection. Tall bars represent Environments a large fraction of which appear in images that match the query. For instance, 48% of images that show Sports & Recreation Facilities also show Children, while only 3% of those that show Commercial Facilities do. The curve superimposed on the percent labels shows the non-linear scale. It distorts the bar heights so that the average value (11% for Built Environment) is half as high as 100%. The blue-gray background indicates this average value.
In data-mining terms, there is a positive association between Children and Sports & Recreation Facilities, while there is a negative association between Children and Commercial Facilities. Any bar that extends above the blue-gray background represents a positive association, and vice versa. The bar color indicates whether the association is statistically significant. Gray bars stand for values that are not significantly associated with the query. Muted green bars are positive significant associations (at a significance level of one in ten thousand, using a Chi Squared Test, or for small expected values a Fisher Exact Test). Orange bars are negative significant associations. Both the Sports & Recreation Facilities association and the Commercial Facilities association are significant. Saturated green and red bars (such as Children) are for values that are part of the query.
Bungee View version 2/2007, Copyright (C) 2007 Mark Derthick
Bungee View comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; Choose "About Bungee View" on the Help menu for details.