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Maps/Networks:  Beyond one-dimensional (Lists) and two-dimensional (Co-occurrence matrices) analyses, VantagePoint performs multidimensional statistical analysis to identify clusters and relationships among concepts, people, organizations, and countries.

This example shows a Cross-Correlation Map. Each node represents one company. Proximity of organizations and links between them show the strength of relationship (correlation) based on the portfolio of IPC codes assigned to their patents. In this case, the technologies being patented vary significantly between regions, but overlap among local competitors. Cross correlation map

This example shows a factor map of Descriptors (index terms) in a dataset. Each node may represent several descriptors that are combined based on how frequently they occur together. Proximity and links show higher correlation among terms. From the map the user can browse the underlying text for each node.

Factors map