MDA 5402  VISUAL ANALYTICS SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2016/2017
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DATA
ANALYICS
MDA 5402 VISUAL ANALYTICS SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
DATE: AUGUST 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE
a) Discuss the factor that makes a data mining method to be useful in visual analytics
(6Marks)
b) Explain the following terms. (6Marks)
i) Data warehouse
ii) OLAP
iii) Data mining
c) Using a well labeled diagram, elaborate the different stages and their transitions in the
visual analytics process. (8 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) Discuss five categories of Grand Challenges in Visual Analytics. (5Marks)
b) Discuss some of successful application areas in which the visual analytics approach has
been used together with KDD methods. (10 Marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) Discuss the building blocks of Visual Analytics Research (7 Marks)
b) Discuss challenges that that data management and visual analytics have to deal with to
better exploit the opportunity of the Information Age (8 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Discuss some of important challenges of visualization (8 Marks)
b) Discuss the various categories of interaction for information visualisation
(7Marks)

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