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Issue No.04 - July/August (2006 vol.26)
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
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
information visualization, spatialization, cartography, perception, region, distance, similarity
CITATION
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/August 2006, doi:10.1109/MCG.2006.90
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5. S.I. Fabrikant and A. Skupin, "Cognitively Plausible Information Visualization," Exploring Geovisualization, J. Dykes, A.M. MacEachren, and M.J. Kraak, eds., Elsevier, 2005, pp. 667–690.
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