Querying and creating visualizations by analogy

Carlos E. Scheidegger, Huy T. Vo, David Koop, Juliana Freire, Cláudio T. Silva

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1560-1567
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Analogy
  • Query-by-example
  • Visualization systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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