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2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation (2007)
Zurich, Switzerland
July 4, 2007 to July 6, 2007
ISSN: 1550-6037
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
pp: 117-123
Confesor Santiago , Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, USA
Radu Jianu , Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Adrian Rusu , Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, USA
An information hierarchy is a collection of relational information that is arranged in a ranking organization where each entity is subject to a single other entity, except for the top (root) element. The usefulness of a visualization of an information hierarchy depends on its capability of conveying the information quickly and clearly. The interaction with the information hierarchy allows a user to further analyze its underlying structures and relationships, which is essential for the effectiveness of the visualization. In this paper we present a novel method to interactively visualize information hierarchies in real-time. We use theWorldWide Web as an application example of our techniques. The result is a novel Web browsing and visualization method with an innovative combination of features: (i) Web data is retrieved and displayed in real-time (i.e. Web data is not prerecorded), (ii) browsing and visualization are synchronized together in the same interface, (iii) tree-based visualization engine, and (iv) space-efficient display of visualization. Our study shows that users are able to orient themselves better in cyberspace and locate Web pages of interest faster.
Confesor Santiago, Radu Jianu, Adrian Rusu, "Real-time Interactive Visualization of Information Hierarchies", 2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation, vol. 00, no. , pp. 117-123, 2007, doi:10.1109/IV.2007.92
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