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Treevis.net: A Tree Visualization Reference
Nov.-Dec. 2011 (vol. 31 no. 6)
pp. 11-15
Hans-Jörg Schulz, University of Rostock
Tree visualization is one of the best-studied areas of information visualization; researchers have developed more than 200 visualization and layout techniques for trees. The treevis.net project aims to provide a hand-curated bibliographical reference to this ever-growing wealth of techniques. It offers a visual overview that users can filter to a desired subset along the design criteria of dimensionality, edge representation, and node alignment. Details, including links to the original publications, can be brought up on demand. Treevis.net has become a community effort, with researchers sending in preprints of their tree visualization techniques to be published or pointing out additional information.

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Index Terms:
information visualization, tree visualization, dimensionality, edge representation, treevis.net, computer graphics, graphics and multimedia
Citation:
Hans-Jörg Schulz, "Treevis.net: A Tree Visualization Reference," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 11-15, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MCG.2011.103
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