nSpace2 is a web browser-based system of systems for analysts that allows for the marshalling and mashing-up of information, assessments and insights from multiple data information interaction, computational services, and innovative visualization techniques, nSpace2 enhances the analyst’s ability to retrieve, comprehend, and organize large amounts of data. Insightful reports can be efficiently produced using best-practice analytical methods.
nSpace2 is the combination of the multi-dimensional query triage views found in TRIST (“The Rapid Information Scanning Tool”), and the visible, cognitive sense-making mechanisms in the Sandbox. nSpace2 integrates information retrieval and computational services with a collaborative workspace for visual expression and sense-making. nSpace2 has won the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 IEEE VAST Conference Contest (Visual Analytics Science and Technology).
What is nSpace TRIST?
nSpace TRIST uses multiple linked views to support rapid and efficient scanning of thousands of information objects in one display. TRIST provides query planning, information comparison, source monitoring, trend analysis and includes multiple linked dimensions for information characterization and correlation. Analysts work with TRIST to triage their massive data and to extract information into the Sandbox.
What is nSpace Sandbox?
The nSpace Sandbox is a flexible and expressive thinking environment for evidence marshalling, sense-making and assessment. Key capabilities for the Sandbox include “put- this-there” cognition, node and link diagramming, assertions with evidence, automatic source attribution, source assessment, collaboration and scalability mechanisms to support larger analysis tasks.
nSpace2 is an integration platform that also marshals tools and data sources for analysts. Using open web services interfaces and protocols, nSpace2 integrates computational resources such as reasoning services, agent-based modeling and advanced computational linguistic functions including entity extraction, supervised and unsupervised clustering, and automatic ontology construction. nSpace2 spans multiple data sources using a variety of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integration mechanisms such as OpenSearch (RSS / Atom), REST and SOAP web services and native JDBC connectivity. Configuration settings allow multiple computational resources, in different organizational contexts, to be combined in this unified analysis environment.