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VisDB: Database Exploration Using Multidimensional Visualization
September/October 1994 (vol. 14 no. 5)
pp. 40-49

Discusses how the VisDB system supports the query specification process by representing the result visually. The main idea behind the system stems from the view of relational database tables as sets of multidimensional data where the number of attributes corresponds to the number of dimensions. In such a view, it is often unclear. In this system, each display pixel represents one database item. Pixels are arranged and colored to indicate the item's relevance to a user query and to give a visual impression of the resulting data set.

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Citation:
Daniel A. Keim, Hans-Peter Krigel, "VisDB: Database Exploration Using Multidimensional Visualization," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 40-49, Sept.-Oct. 1994, doi:10.1109/38.310723
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