A general method for drawing area-proportional Euler diagrams

STAPLETON, GEM, Rodgers, Peter and HOWSE, JOHN (2011) A general method for drawing area-proportional Euler diagrams Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, 22 (6). pp. 426-442. ISSN 1045-926X

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Abstract

Area-proportional Euler diagrams have many applications, for example they are often used for visualizing data in medical and biological domains. There have been a number of recent research efforts to automatically draw Euler diagrams when the areas of the regions are not considered, leading to a range of different drawing techniques. By contrast, substantially less progress has been made on the problem of automatically drawing area-proportional Euler diagrams, although some partial results have been derived. In this paper, we considerably advance the state-of-the-art in area-proportional Euler diagram drawing by presenting the first method that is capable of generating such a diagram given any area-proportional specification. Moreover, our drawing method is sufficiently flexible that it allows one to specify which of the typically enforced well-formedness conditions should be possessed by the to-be-drawn Euler diagram.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: area-proportional euler diagrams information; visualization non-hierarchical data; visualization; venn diagrams
Subjects: G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G100 Mathematics
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1016/j.jvlc.2011.07.001
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Visual Modelling
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Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 12:11
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 03:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/9845

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