Data Visualization: The State of the Art

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Frits H. Post, Gregory Nielson, Georges-Pierre Bonneau
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 31, 2002 - Computers - 453 pages
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Data visualization is currently a very active and vital area of research, teaching and development. The term unites the established field of scientific visualization and the more recent field of information visualization. The success of data visualization is due to the soundness of the basic idea behind it: the use of computer-generated images to gain insight and knowledge from data and its inherent patterns and relationships. A second premise is the utilization of the broad bandwidth of the human sensory system in steering and interpreting complex processes, and simulations involving data sets from diverse scientific disciplines and large collections of abstract data from many sources.
These concepts are extremely important and have a profound and widespread impact on the methodology of computational science and engineering, as well as on management and administration. The interplay between various application areas and their specific problem solving visualization techniques is emphasized in this book. Reflecting the heterogeneous structure of Data Visualization, emphasis was placed on these topics:

-Visualization Algorithms and Techniques;
-Volume Visualization;
-Information Visualization;
-Multiresolution Techniques;
-Interactive Data Exploration.

Data Visualization: The State of the Art presents the state of the art in scientific and information visualization techniques by experts in this field. It can serve as an overview for the inquiring scientist, and as a basic foundation for developers. This edited volume contains chapters dedicated to surveys of specific topics, and a great deal of original work not previously published illustrated by examples from a wealth of applications. The book will also provide basic material for teaching the state of the art techniques in data visualization.

Data Visualization: The State of the Art is designed to meet the needs of practitioners and researchers in scientific and information visualization. This book is also suitable as a secondary text for graduate level students in computer science and engineering.

 

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Contents

EFFICIENT OCCLUSION CULLING FOR LARGE MODEL VISUALIZATION
3
LOCALIZING VECTOR FIELD TOPOLOGY
19
FEATURE TRACKING WITH SKELETON GRAPHS
37
Visualizing propertyprofiles of time dependent 3D datasets
53
SPECIALIZING VISUALIZATION ALGORITHMS
67
ISOSURFACE EXTRACTION FOR LARGESCALE DATA SETS
77
VOLUME VISUALIZATION
93
TOPOLOGICALLYACCENTUATED VOLUME RENDERING
95
AN OVERVIEW
239
A DATA MODEL FOR ADAPTIVE MULTIRESOLUTION SCIENTIFIC DATA
257
MULTIRESOLUTION REPRESENTATION OF DATASETS WITH MATERIAL INTERFACES
273
GENERALIZING LIFTED TENSORPRODUCT WAVELETS TO IRREGULAR POLYGONAL DOMAINS
289
RANKED REPRESENTATION OF VECTOR FIELDS
301
MODELLING TECHNIQUES
315
PROCEDURAL VOLUME MODELING RENDERING AND VISUALIZATION
317
SURFACE APPROXIMATION TO POINT CLOUD DATA USING VOLUME MODELING
333

RECONSTRUCTION ISSUES IN VOLUME VISUALIZATION
109
HIGH QUALITY SPLATTING AND VOLUME SYNTHESIS
127
INTERACTIVE UNSTRUCTURED VOLUME RENDERING AND CLASSIFICATION
141
CELL PROJECTION OF MESHES WITH NONPLANAR FACES
157
SEGMENTATION AND TEXTUREBASED HIERARCHICAL RENDERING TECHNIQUES FOR LARGESCALE REALCOLOR BIOMEDICAL IM...
169
INFORMATION VISUALIZATION
183
EBUSINESS CLICK STREAM ANALYSIS
185
HIERARCHICAL EXPLORATION OF LARGE MULTIVARIATE DATA SETS
201
VISUALIZATION OF MULTI DIMENSIONAL DATA USING STRUCTURE PRESERVING PROJECTION METHODS
213
A Case Study of the ESPRITProject WaterCIME
225
MULTIRESOLUTION METHODS
237
ENRICHING VOLUME MODELLING WITH SCALAR FIELDS
345
FAST METHODS FOR COMPUTING ISOSURFACE TOPOLOGY WITH BETTI NUMBERS
363
SURFACE INTERPOLATION BY SPATIAL ENVIRONMENT GRAPHS
377
INTERACTION TECHNIQUES AND ARCHITECTURES
389
PRESET BASED INTERACTION WITH HIGH DIMENSIONAL PARAMETER SPACES
391
For Solving Complex Optimization Problems
407
VISUALIZING COSMOLOGICAL TIME
423
Componentbased Intelligent Visualization
439
Author Index
453
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