Topological analysis of data

Published in EPJ Data Science, 2017

Patania, A., Vaccarino, F., & Petri, G. (2017). "Topological analysis of data." EPJ Data Science. 6(1), 7.

Propelled by a fast evolving landscape of techniques and datasets, data science is growing rapidly. Against this background, topological data analysis (TDA) has carved itself a niche for the analysis of datasets that present complex interactions and rich structures. Its distinctive feature, topology, allows TDA to detect, quantify and compare the mesoscopic structures of data, while also providing a language able to encode interactions beyond networks. Here we briefly present the TDA paradigm and some applications, in order to highlight its relevance to the data science community.

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