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Botanical Visualization of Huge Hierarchies
Ernst Kleiberg, Huub van de Wetering, Jarke J. van Wijk
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science - Eindhoven University of Technology
Project Description:
This method is based on the observation that we can easily see the branches, leaves and their arrangement in a botanical tree, despite of the large number of elements. The strand model of Holton is used to convert an abstract tree into a geometric model. Non-leaf nodes are mapped to branches and child nodes to sub-branches. Furthermore, continuing branches are emphasized, long branches are contracted, and sets of leaves are shown as fruit. The method is applied to the visualization of directory structures. The elements, directories and files, as well as their relations can easily be extracted, thereby showing that methods from botanical modeling can be effective for information visualization.
Comments (3):
the PDF link is dead

Posted by Rob on Aug 30, 2007 at 6:21 PM (GMT)

Thanks Rob. It's now updated.

Posted by Manuel Lima on Sep 2, 2007 at 9:30 AM (GMT)

updated! i'm working with graphic computer and HCI, in some projects about information visualization. this paper is very good! :) thanks

Posted by Fabiane Queiroz on Sep 17, 2007 at 1:22 AM (GMT)

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