Exploring the computing literature using temporal graph visualization

C. Erten, P. J. Harding, Stephen G Kobourov, K. Wampler, G. Yee

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Abstract

We present a system for the visualization of computing literature with an emphasis on collaboration patterns, interactions between related research specialties and the evolution of these characteristics through time. Our computing literature visualization system, has four major components: A mapping of bibliographical data to relational schema coupled with an RDBMS to store the relational data, an interactive GUI that allows queries and the dynamic construction of graphs, a temporal graph layout algorithm, and an interactive visualization tool. We use a novel technique for visualization of large graphs that evolve through time. Given a dynamic graph, the layout algorithm produces two-dimensional representations of each timeslice, while preserving the mental map of the graph from one slice to the next. A combined view, with all the timeslices can also be viewed and explored. For our analysis we use data from the Association of Computing Machinery's Digital Library of Scientific Literature which contains more than one hundred thousand research papers and authors. Our system can be found online at http://tgrip.cs.arizona.edu.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsR.F. Erbacher, P.C. Chen, J.C. Roberts, M.T. Groehn, K. Boerner
Pages45-56
Number of pages12
Volume5295
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventVisualization and Data Analysis 2004 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2004Jan 20 2004

Other

OtherVisualization and Data Analysis 2004
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/19/041/20/04

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Keywords

  • Computing literature visualization
  • Dynamic graph layout algorithms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Erten, C., Harding, P. J., Kobourov, S. G., Wampler, K., & Yee, G. (2004). Exploring the computing literature using temporal graph visualization. In R. F. Erbacher, P. C. Chen, J. C. Roberts, M. T. Groehn, & K. Boerner (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5295, pp. 45-56) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.539245

Exploring the computing literature using temporal graph visualization. / Erten, C.; Harding, P. J.; Kobourov, Stephen G; Wampler, K.; Yee, G.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / R.F. Erbacher; P.C. Chen; J.C. Roberts; M.T. Groehn; K. Boerner. Vol. 5295 2004. p. 45-56.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Erten, C, Harding, PJ, Kobourov, SG, Wampler, K & Yee, G 2004, Exploring the computing literature using temporal graph visualization. in RF Erbacher, PC Chen, JC Roberts, MT Groehn & K Boerner (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5295, pp. 45-56, Visualization and Data Analysis 2004, San Jose, CA, United States, 1/19/04. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.539245
Erten C, Harding PJ, Kobourov SG, Wampler K, Yee G. Exploring the computing literature using temporal graph visualization. In Erbacher RF, Chen PC, Roberts JC, Groehn MT, Boerner K, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5295. 2004. p. 45-56 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.539245
Erten, C. ; Harding, P. J. ; Kobourov, Stephen G ; Wampler, K. ; Yee, G. / Exploring the computing literature using temporal graph visualization. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / R.F. Erbacher ; P.C. Chen ; J.C. Roberts ; M.T. Groehn ; K. Boerner. Vol. 5295 2004. pp. 45-56
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