Visual analytics of time-oriented data are common and important for numerous application scenarios, e.g., in healthcare, business, and environmental studies. Furthermore, time and time-oriented data have distinct characteristics that make it worthwhile to treat it as a separate data type. Before any Visual Analytics processes can be performed, however, these data need to be imported. This will be particularly tricky, if the data are available but not their characteristics, the metadata. Therefore an interactive visual interface is needed to specify such metadata based on an overview of the data.
Design and prototypical implementation of an interactive visual interface for importing time-oriented data from tables (e.g., CSV files) based on the software library TimeBench. The project scope includes architectural provisions for future extensions.
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