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The general Sci2 Tool Sci2 Tool user interface is shown in Figure 2.3.
Figure 2.1: Sci2 Sci2 Tool Interface: the menu bar, console, data manager, scheduler and workflow manager
The Sci2 Sci2 Tool menu structure is arranged to allow users to follow a generalized information visualization workflow, which runs from left to right.
Once data is loaded, prepared, and processed with whatever features needed, analysis is possible in each of the four domains: temporal, geospatial, topical, or network.
Figure 2.6: Analysis options
Analysis results can be used on their own or in conjunction with visualizations to gain insight into a dataset. The Sci2 Sci2 Tool features predominantly network analysis algorithms, however the tool also supports geocoding of table data and burst analysis for topical or temporal studies. Find detailed information on each menu item in section 3.1 Sci2 Algorithms and Tools
The Sci2 Sci2 Tool supports the creation of new networks via pre-defined models. Learn more about modeling in section 4.10 Modeling (Why?).
Once all previous data steps are complete, the Sci2 Sci2 Tool can visualize the results. The most popular choice for visualizing networks is the GUESS toolkit, or DrL for much larger scale networks. Geocoded data can be represented on a map of the world or the United States, and temporal or topical data can be viewed using the horizontal bar graph. Find detailed information on each menu item in section3.1 Sci2 Algorithms and Tools.