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. The Statistical Knowledge Network: Glossary and Metadata at the EIA Stephanie W. Haas

. The Statistical Knowledge Network: Glossary and Metadata at the EIA Stephanie W. Haas & Sheila O. Denn The Gov. Stat Project http: //ils. unc. edu/govstat NSF Grants EIA 0131824 and EIA 0129978 Principal Investigators: Gary Marchionini, Stephanie W. Haas, Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, and Carol Hert gov

Outline • Introductions • Overview of Gov. Stat and the Statistical Knowledge Network (SKN)

Outline • Introductions • Overview of Gov. Stat and the Statistical Knowledge Network (SKN) • Statistical Interactive Glossary (SIG) Animations • Metadata Schema • Next Steps . gov

Statistical Knowledge Network 2003 -2006 • Create SKN prototype with agency partners • Integration

Statistical Knowledge Network 2003 -2006 • Create SKN prototype with agency partners • Integration – Horizontal integration across federal agencies (BLS, EIA, NCHS, Census, SSA, NASS) – Vertical integration from local/state • Focus on non-specialists – Help crucial – Metadata drives help • User interfaces are the intermediaries to link people and data • Find what you need, understand what you find . gov

. Data Flow Distributed Public Intermediary: variable/concept level, XML-based incorporating ISO 11179 and DDI

. Data Flow Distributed Public Intermediary: variable/concept level, XML-based incorporating ISO 11179 and DDI providing java-based statistical literacy tools to user interfaces agency backend data and metadata Interfa agency with multiple metadata repositories Domain Ontologies User Statistical Ontology agency data with integrated metadata ces end user Domain Experts firewall End User Communities end users: interact with data from information/concept perspective, not agency perspective end user membrane agency backend data and metadata end user gov

Statistical Knowledge Network Architecture SKN Consortium Agencies …………. SKN Registry Objects Reports metadata Tables

Statistical Knowledge Network Architecture SKN Consortium Agencies …………. SKN Registry Objects Reports metadata Tables metadata People metadata Glossary Annotations Ontology Private Work Space Objects Actions Contribute Find Display Annotate Understand Manipulate Collaborate Rules & Constraints Private Work Space …. . Objects Actions

Goals of this meeting . • Quick tour of 2 SKN components: what they

Goals of this meeting . • Quick tour of 2 SKN components: what they do and how they work – Glossary animations – Metadata schema • Next stage of development – collaboration with EIA • Next steps gov

The Statistical Interactive Glossary (SIG): Animated Term Explanations Stephanie W. Haas, Ron T. Brown,

The Statistical Interactive Glossary (SIG): Animated Term Explanations Stephanie W. Haas, Ron T. Brown, Leo Cao, Cristina Pattuelli, Jesse Wilbur . gov

SIG Animation Demos • • Index (general level) Consumer Price Index Body Mass Index

SIG Animation Demos • • Index (general level) Consumer Price Index Body Mass Index Antiknock Index . gov

Content Foundation Template (SIG) Question initial motivation Answer overview, definition Process explanation, equation To

Content Foundation Template (SIG) Question initial motivation Answer overview, definition Process explanation, equation To define single terms, or compare/contrast related terms. . Example Result statistic, answer Review summary, interpretation gov

Animation Template

Animation Template

Animation Template (1) • Consistent display and interaction for all animations • Presents animation

Animation Template (1) • Consistent display and interaction for all animations • Presents animation and explanatory text simultaneously • Navigate (forward and back) through animation segments • Complete review of text at any time . gov

Animation Template (2) . • Three pieces: text, animations, template • Text is tagged

Animation Template (2) . • Three pieces: text, animations, template • Text is tagged with content section tags in a separate text file • Animation consists of segments in individual animation files • Text and animation segments coordinated by placement in template gov

Specifications • • Flash Launch from web link Runs in separate window Link from

Specifications • • Flash Launch from web link Runs in separate window Link from – text definition – term instance: table title, row/column label, chart/graph caption, use in report, etc. – collection of animations – ? ? ? . gov

Design Process (1): Decisions • Identify appropriate term(s) – motion component for animation, otherwise

Design Process (1): Decisions • Identify appropriate term(s) – motion component for animation, otherwise image + text or text alone • Target audience (generally non-expert) • Level(s) of specificity of explanation – opportunity for content template? • Single term or compare/contrast • Format: animation, image + text, text alone, ? ? ? . gov

Design Process (2) . gov • Start from existing text definition or from scratch

Design Process (2) . gov • Start from existing text definition or from scratch • Determine important concepts for audience • Arrange into Content Foundation Template • Design animation storyboard, coordinating text and image • Create Flash animations and text file • Review and edit

You Can Help! . • Provide input to our development process – identify terms

You Can Help! . • Provide input to our development process – identify terms you’d like to have animated – review animations • Deploy animations on the EIA website • Develop your own SIG animations – we’ll help you get started and provide training – use SIG tools and templates – consult with Gov. Stat team as needed gov

Next Steps . gov Technology transfer from Gov. Stat to agency partners is an

Next Steps . gov Technology transfer from Gov. Stat to agency partners is an important goal of our project and the Digital Government funding program. • Other ideas for partnership activities? • Contact people?

Thank you! • Gov. Stat website http: //ils. unc. edu/govstat • Contact us Stephanie

Thank you! • Gov. Stat website http: //ils. unc. edu/govstat • Contact us Stephanie W. Haas [email protected] unc. edu Sheila Denn [email protected] unc. edu . gov