Facebook, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
Computers are used by people on systems for a variety of reasons today. For instance, they can interact with their computing devices to create, share and access content. As users createcontent and interact with one another using their computers they create and share information. The advancement in computing technology has made possible to save data with lower costs. Improved computing technology and decreasing data storage costs haveallowed for the collection and storage of more data than was previously possible.
The present disclosure can include methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to determine a set of potential visualizations for a set of data using a set of visualization templates. Ranking criteria determine how possible visualizations are evaluated. In light of the rankings, a number of visualization ideas for the data set are determined.
A particular embodiment of this invention entails that each template for visualization in the set of visualization templates has at least one rule.
In an instance, for a primary visualization template from the visualization templates there is at least one of the rules relates to data cardinality.
In an embodiment, the minimum rule is that the first data field must be cardinally lower than a threshold.
In a particular embodiment, minimum rule is that the first data field should have a cardinality over a threshold.
An embodiment may include past user behavior information as a ranking criterion.
In an example the possible visualizations is ranked using a machine learning model.
In a particular embodiment, the maximum number of visualization suggestions that can be fit onto a screen of a computer device for users is established.
A particular embodiment decides on the set of visualization suggestions by analyzing the ranking and the highest number of visualization suggestions.
An example of the invention demonstrates that the data set was either acquired from a user or was an outcome of a query conducted by a user.
It is to be understood that there are many more features such as applications, embodiments, and/or variations of the disclosed technology will be evident from the accompanying drawings and from the description that follows. It is possible to apply the systems, structures, media and methods described herein in various ways, or alternatively, while adhering to their basic principles.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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