Sunday, February 21, 2010

Microsoft Pivot- Visualizing large amounts of web based data

This week Microsoft Labs published work, from their experimental labs (similar to Google’s), that demonstrates how users will be able to visualize large sets of web based data with what is called Pivot. Traditionally the problem with aggregating and visualizing large amounts of web data is the fact most of it is unstructured. Microsoft appears to be on the path to solving this problem with Pivot by grabbing web data with a common attribute. They show several examples, but perhaps the most obvious one is Wikipedia. While this is not available for regular use yet, it is a very clever idea, check out the video.

Submitted by Bharath Thota

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