Visual Techniques to Support Exploratory Analysis of Temporal Graph Data

Kerracher, N., Kennedy, J., Chalmers, K., Graham, M. (2015). Visual Techniques to Support Exploratory Analysis of Temporal Graph Data. In: Kennedy, J., Puppo, E. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '15), Short Papers Track, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Cagliari: . Eurographics Assocation.


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Abstract

Recently, much research has focused on developing techniques for the visual representation of temporal graph data. This paper takes a wider look at the visual techniques involved in exploratory analysis of such data, considering the variety of sub tasks and contextual tasks required to understand change in a graph over time, and the visual techniques which are able to support these tasks. In so doing, we highlight a number of tasks which are less well supported by existing techniques, which could prove worthwhile avenues for future research.
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Authors

Kevin Chalmers
Senior Lecturer
k.chalmers@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2484
Natalie Kerracher
Research Student
n.kerracher@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2798
Jessie Kennedy
Dean of Research and Innovation
j.kennedy@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2772

Areas of Expertise

Information Visualisation
Information visualisation is the use of enhanced Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to communicate and interact with complex data sets such as social networks, multiattribute tables, and financial data. Pages of text and numbers are not the most effective way to communicate or understand information.

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