Narratives for Qlik: Natural language generation

by | Jul 12, 2017

How do you tell the story?

Here at OptimalBI, we are about making information visible. We love for data to tell a story. We are also very big on visual data storytelling. Scott is writing an infographic guide series of blogs and Sarah has written A brief (and incomplete) history of data visualisation, part 1. However, visual tools are only one of a range of ways a story can be told. For some people, the text is very important for them to understand new concepts. This is where Narratives For Qlik comes in. It enables you to use text as part of your data story along with your chart.

What Is Narratives For Qlik?

Qlik is all about data visualisation and using that visualisation to find new insights. If you are just getting started with Qlik Sense, want to read some blogs or want some help with technical things like shared persistence we can help.
Narratives For Qlik is all about sharing your insights with others. At a very basic level, it gives a written summary of your graph. It’s well explained in this blog by Qlik and this video gives a good overview as well. You go from data to a chart that displays the data to a written summary of that data.

Who is this for?

It’s for people who have to share insights with other people and need a story to help them do that. In this demo, Qlik gives the example of an executive team which needs to understand why some stores are underperforming so that they can take action. This demo is interactive and a good way to really understand how Narratives For Qlik work but I would suggest reviewing the some of the earlier material so that you know what you are looking at and get the most from it.

How do you get it?

It’s an extension to Qlik Sense so you can download it as a 14-day trial.

What do you think?

Have you used Narratives for Qlik? What did you think? Did you find it useful or not?
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