Welcome to the iGraph-Lite page

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Introduction
People
Current status
The Software
Selected publications

Introduction

iGraph-Lite is an extensible system that generates natural language descriptions of statistical graphs, particularly those created for Statistics Canada online publication, "The Daily". iGraph-Lite reads a graph from a set of graphing programs, builds intermediate representations of it in several formats (XML, CouchDB and OWL) and outputs a description using NLG algorithms over a "string template" mechanism.

People

iGraph is a collaborative research effort and has involved several people along the years.

Current members of the iGraph team include:

Previous members

Current status

We have been able to gather 500+ graphs from Statistics Canada from The Daily, and the descriptions generated automatically for these graphs are available here. This gives a good idea of the type of generation in both English and French, together with constituting a good repository for blind and visuall-impaired people to check out the graphs that have been published already.

The Software

iGraph is in a constant state of flux, much of the work is somewhat experimental and geared towards the graphs produced by Statistics Canada. If anyone would like to contribute to the efforts and make iGraph more general purpose, please let me know and I will grant you access to the source repository.

Current version

Name Version Date Published Download
iGraph-Lite Version 1.2.3664.33154 2010-05-24-14:21 Download
iGraph-Lite GUI Version r59 2010-07-19-10:33 Download
iGraph Documentation n/a 2009-11-04-14:48 Download

Selected publications

The W4A Prize
The W4A Prize

[Updated: Mon Jul 19 10:51:14 2010 ]