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A Taxonomy of Clutter Reduction for Information Visualisation

Ellis, G. and Dix, Alan (2007) A Taxonomy of Clutter Reduction for Information Visualisation. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 13 (6). pp. 1216-1223.

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    Abstract

    Information visualisation is about gaining insight into data through a visual representation. This data is often multivariate and increasingly, the datasets are very large. To help us explore all this data, numerous visualisation applications, both commercial and research prototypes, have been designed using a variety of techniques and algorithms. Whether they are dedicated to geo-spatial data or skewed hierarchical data, most of the visualisations need to adopt strategies for dealing with overcrowded displays, brought about by too much data to fit in too small a display space. This paper analyses a large number of these clutter reduction methods, classifying them both in terms of how they deal with clutter reduction and more importantly, in terms of the benefits and losses. The aim of the resulting taxonomy is to act as a guide to match techniques to problems where different criteria may have different importance, and more importantly as a means to critique and hence develop existing and new techniques.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1434 cs_uid ; 373
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 12942
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 21 Jun 2008 23:09
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:04
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12942

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