Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 13)
While there have been advances in visualization systems, particularly in multi-view visualizations and visual exploration, the process of building visualizations remains a major bottleneck in data exploration. We show that provenance metadata collected during the creation of pipelines can be reused to suggest similar content in related visualizations and guide semi-automated changes. We introduce the idea of query-by-example in the context of an ensemble of visualizations, and the use of analogies as first-class operations in a system to guide scalable interactions. We describe an implementation of these techniques in VisTrails, a publicly-available, open-source system.
Data visualization, Pipelines, Isosurfaces, Open source software, Data engineering, Data mining, Software systems, Application software, User interfaces, Programming profession,visualization systems, query-by-example, analogy
"Querying and Creating Visualizations by Analogy", IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 13, no. , pp. 1560-1567, November/December 2007, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2007.70584