TitleVisualizing Sets and Set-typed Data: State-of-the-Art and Future Challenges
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAlsallakh, B., L. Micallef, W. Aigner, H. Hauser, S. Miksch, and P. Rodgers
EditorBorgo, R., R. Maciejewski, and I. Viola
Conference NameEurographics conference on Visualization (EuroVis)– State of The Art Reports
Date Published2014
Conference LocationSwansea, UK
Keywordsinformation visualization, Interactivity, Model/Taxonomy, Set theory, set-typed data
AbstractA variety of data analysis problems can be modelled by defining multiple sets over a collection of elements and analyzing the relations between these sets. Despite their simple concept, visualizing sets is a non-trivial problem due to the large number of possible relations between them. We provide a systematic overview of state-of-the-art techniques for visualizing different kinds of set relations. We classify these techniques into 7 main categories according to the visual representations they use and the tasks they support. We compare the categories to provide guidance for choosing an appropriate technique for a given problem. Finally, we identify challenges in this area that need further research and propose possible directions to address these challenges.
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