Date Added: Jul 2009
An abundant amount of information is produced in the digital domain, and an effective Information Extraction (IE) system is required to surf through this sea of information. This paper shows that an interactive visualization system works effectively to complement an IE system. In particular, three-Dimensional (3D) visualization can turn a data-centric system into a user-centric one by facilitating the human visual system as a powerful pattern recognizer to become a part of the IE cycle. Because information as data is multidimensional in nature, 2D visualization has been the preferred mode. However, one argues that the extra dimension available for them in a 3D mode provides a valuable space where one can pack an orthogonal aspect of the available information.