Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 28, 2004 - Computers - 316 pages

Information visualization is not only about creating graphical displays of complex and latent information structures; it contributes to a broader range of cognitive, social, and collaborative activities. This is the first book to examine information visualization from this perspective.

This 2nd edition continues the unique and ambitious quest for setting information visualization and virtual environments in a unifying framework. Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon pays special attention to the advances made over the last 5 years and potentially fruitful directions to pursue. It is particularly updated to meet the need for practitioners. The book is a valuable source for researchers and graduate students. This new edition is forwarded by Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland.

Key features:

  • Latest advances in information visualization.
  • Applications of information visualization, including knowledge domain visualization, knowledge diffusion, and social networks.
  • Detecting topics, emergent trends, and abrupt changes.
  • Empirical findings concerning information visualization.
  • Virtual environments and collaborative virtual environments.

Chaomei Chen is an Associate Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He is the author of Mapping Scientific Frontiers: The Quest for Knowledge Visualization (Springer, 2003).

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
11 A Roadmap of Information Visualization
3
12 Geographic Visualization
6
13 Abstract Information Visualization
18
14 Optimal Information Foraging
19
16 Social Interaction in Online Communities
20
17 Information Visualization Resources
22
18 Summary
24
Knowledge Domain Visualization
139
52 Author Cocitation Analysis
145
53 Tracking the Growth of Knowledge
150
String Theory
155
55 Summary
166
Empirical Studies of Information Visualization
169
62 Metaanalysis
171
63 Preattentive and Elementary Tasks
177

Extracting Salient Structures
25
21 Proximity and Connectivity
26
22 Clustering and Classification
29
23 Virtual Structures
32
24 Complex Network Theory
38
25 Structural Analysis and Modeling
41
26 Generalized Similarity Analysis
50
27 Summary
61
Graph Drawing Algorithms
63
32 Drawing General Undirected Graphs
68
33 Examples of Graph Drawing
79
34 Graph Drawing Resources
84
Systems and Applications
87
42 Networks
93
43 Spatial Information Exploration
105
44 Focus + Context
113
45 Visualizing Search Results
122
46 The Web and Online Communities
124
47 Commercial Systems
127
48 Online Resources
137
49 Summary
138
64 Interacting with Trees
183
65 Interacting with Graphs
184
66 2D versus 3D
187
67 Cognitive Abilities
190
68 Summary
198
Virtual Environments
199
71 Social Dimensions of Information Spaces
200
72 Online Communities
204
73 The StarWalker Virtual Environment
215
74 Group Tightness
225
75 Summary
225
Detecting Abrupt Changes and Emerging Trends
225
82 Detecting Abrupt Changes
234
83 Topic Detection and Tracking
240
84 Visualizing Temporal Patterns
244
85 Intellectual Turning Points
253
86 Summary
266
Bibliography
267
Index
283
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