Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 23, 2006 - Computers - 316 pages
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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
8
13 Abstract Information Visualization
20
14 Optimal Information Foraging
21
16 Social Interaction in Online Communities
22
17 Information Visualization Resources
24
18 Summary
26
Knowledge Domain Visualization
143
52 Author Cocitation Analysis
149
53 Tracking the Growth of Knowledge
154
String Theory
159
55 Summary
170
Empirical Studies of Information Visualization
172
62 Metaanalysis
175
63 Preattentive and Elementary Tasks
181

Extracting Salient Structures
27
21 Proximity and Connectivity
28
22 Clustering and Classification
31
23 Virtual Structures
34
24 Complex Network Theory
40
25 Structural Analysis and Modeling
43
26 Generalized Similarity Analysis
52
27 Summary
63
Graph Drawing Algorithms
64
32 Drawing General Undirected Graphs
70
33 Examples of Graph Drawing
81
34 Graph Drawing Resources
86
Systems and Applications
89
42 Networks
95
43 Spatial Information Exploration
107
44 Focus Context
117
45 Visualizing Search Results
126
46 The Web and Online Communities
128
47 Commercial Systems
131
48 Online Resources
141
49 Summary
142
64 Interacting with Trees
189
65 Interacting with Graphs
196
66 2D versus 3D
199
67 Cognitive Abilities
202
68 Summary
210
Virtual Environments
211
71 Social Dimensions of Information Spaces
212
72 Online Communities
216
73 The StarWalker Virtual Environment
227
74 Group Tightness
239
75 Summary
253
Detecting Abrupt Changes and Emerging Trends
255
82 Detecting Abrupt Changes
264
83 Topic Detection and Tracking
270
84 Visualizing Temporal Patterns
274
85 Intellectual Turning Points
283
86 Summary
296
Bibliography
297
Index
313
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Chen is an Associate Professor in the College of Information Science and technology at Drexel University, Philadelphia.

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