Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Classification and Visualization for Business Intelligence
SEVEN is a 3-year Business Intelligence project funded by ANR (program RNTL) started in 2006 and conducted by EDF, the main European electricity supplier, with INRIA, LIMSI (Univ. Paris-Sud), and the CEREMADE (Univ. Paris-IX Dauphine). Its goal is to develop a Visual Analytics software platform to understand market segments for EDF. The platform is made of modules that analyze textual documents or numerical data and integrate them to find profiles of clients. This profiling leads to understanding the main concerns of market segments and plan price offerings targeted to these segments.
To support sophisticated aggregation methods, we have added several new capabilities to the InfoVis Toolkit:
Support for sophisticated data types for symbolic computation: interfaces and histograms.
Support for several types of aggregation for tables and graphs: either hierarchical or more general.
Support for complex file formats for the aggregated data type. We support the SODAS file format and extended the GraphML file format to support extended data type information.
The partners are experts in language processing (LIMSI), data analysis (Dauphine) and Information Visualization (INRIA and LIMSI).