Week 20 – Katie

I've worked on temporal ordering (particularly with smoking), but since creating visual timelines is a pretty reliable way of determining discrepancies by looking at them, I've spent the last couple of weeks looking into how best to approach solid data visualization. I'm going to start by brushing up on my JavaScript skills so that I can create interactive browser-based visualizations. They won't be live until I'm sure that generating live timelines (with no names or other identifying information, but even so) doesn't violate any privacy issues (or HIPAA of course).

Along the way, I'm working on code that will automatically detect discrepancies in the narratives -- that part is a little slower going, but that's why it's a long project. Onward!