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Text-to-Viz

DO YOU KNOW

People remember 80% of what they see, only 20% of what they read

An infographic is 30x more likely to be read than pure text

People are 17% more likely to be persuaded by imagery content

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Information graphics (infographics) can effectively deliver messages in an engaging and memorable fashion. Hence, they have now gained tremendous popularity in presentations, documents, dashboards, etc. However, as a task usually requiring high-level design creativity and good proficiency with graphic design tools, authoring a professional infographic remains a challenge for information workers. We proposed Text-to-Vis to lower the access barrier for them, as well as to unleash and inspire their creativity. With natural language statements as input, Text-to-Vis can automatically generate a diverse set of infographics that can well convey the information in the text. Text-to-Vis allows information workers to achieve expressive and compelling infographics effortlessly, and use them to enhance and enrich their presentations and documents.

 

APPROACH

STATEMENT

TECHNOLOGY

INFOGRAPHICS

“More than 20% of smartphone users are social network users”

Natural language analysis

Visualization synthesis


EXAMPLES

3 in 5 Chinese people live in rural areas

76% of students find math difficult

40% of USA fresh water use is for agriculture


People

People

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Weiwei Cui

Researcher

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Ray Huang

Research SDE

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Yun Wang

Senior Researcher

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Bei Chen

Senior Researcher

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Lei Fang

Senior Researcher

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Jian-Guang Lou

Sr. Principal Research Manager

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Haidong Zhang

Principal Architect

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Dongmei Zhang

Distinguished Scientist, Assistant Managing Director