Quantitative data, such as a 10k financial report, requires cognitive load to scan the columns and rows and identify patterns and important takeaways, whether novice or subject matter expert. Visualizations can be used to summarize and reveal patterns. However, it may still be difficult to understand what is most meaningful. What should the viewer pay attention to? In this research, we reduce the cognitive load in understanding tabular data by combining charts with ranked natural language generated (NLG) bullet point statements that summarize the top takeaways.

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