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The Distance-Similarity Metaphor in Region-Display Spatializations
July/August 2006 (vol. 26 no. 4)
pp. 34-44
Sara Irina Fabrikant, University of Zurich
Daniel R. Montello, University of California at Santa Barbara
David M. Mark, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Region-display spatializations represent documents metaphorically as points within regions. Semantic interrelatedness is expressed by some combination of interpoint distance and region membership. In two experiments, the authors investigate judgments of document similarity as a function of these variables. Distance matters, but region membership largely determines judged similarity; hue further modifies it.

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Index Terms:
information visualization, spatialization, cartography, perception, region, distance, similarity
Sara Irina Fabrikant, Daniel R. Montello, David M. Mark, "The Distance-Similarity Metaphor in Region-Display Spatializations," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 34-44, July-Aug. 2006, doi:10.1109/MCG.2006.90
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