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by grant.mckenzie
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Winter 2014
Topic: Proj 4: 3D Interactive Final Project
Replies: 8
Views: 9879

Re: Proj 4: 3D Interactive Final Project

From a research perspective, one of the most fascinating aspects of a dataset such as the Seattle Public Library check-outs is exploring the similarities between items. By similarity, I mean the ways in which two items are similar or dissimilar. For example, do the authors of two books use similar l...
by grant.mckenzie
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Winter 2014
Topic: Proj 3:Data Correlation
Replies: 8
Views: 4391

Re: Proj 3:Data Correlation

With the increase in online sources of information, the role of Libraries is changing. Sites like Wikipedia (ranked 6th in terms of web traffic) offer a plethora of information through crowd-sourced means. What is of interest is how exploration of subject matter through physical media differs from t...
by grant.mckenzie
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Winter 2014
Topic: Proj 2: 2D Spatial Map
Replies: 10
Views: 5816

Re: Proj 2: 2D Spatial Map

CONCEPT A “signature” does not only apply to the human autograph, but also applies to data and human behavior. For example the “check-out” history of a specific book could be used to describe the book. Rather than individual books, I plan to explore the “check-out signatures” of specific classes of...
by grant.mckenzie
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Winter 2014
Topic: Proj 1: Data Query
Replies: 11
Views: 6292

Re: Proj 1: Data Query

One of the most interesting aspects of a dataset such as the one provided by the Seattle Public Library, is its ability (when asked the proper questions) to speak on user behavior . Given the completeness of the dataset, one can explore trends in the data and arguably infer user-interests based on t...