Combining interactive hierarchy visualizations in a web-based application

Michael Burch, Willem Aerts, Daan Bon, Sean McCarren, Laurent Rothuizen, Olivier Smet, Daan Wöltgens

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a web-based tool combining several hierarchy visualization techniques. Those run in a browser and support the communication of hierarchy data that is omnipresent in many application fields like biology, software engineering, sports, or in algorithmic approaches like hierarchical clustering. To this end we provide node-link diagrams, Pythagoras trees, circular, as well as 3D treemaps also called 3D step-trees to give several visual perspectives on the same data and to improve data exploration tasks. The visualizations are interactive and linked, while the tool is available online, making it easily accessible for people all around the world without installing extra software or relying on additional libraries and frameworks. Hierarchy datasets can be uploaded to a server and shared with others. The visualizations were primarily implemented using JavaScript, and more specifically, rendered using the D3.js library. We illustrate the usefulness of the interactive visualization by applying them to the NCBI taxonomy and the Influenza dataset.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVISIGRAPP 2019 - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
EditorsAndreas Kerren, Christophe Hurter, Jose Braz
Place of PublicationSetúbal
PublisherSCITEPRESS-Science and Technology Publications, Lda.
Pages191-198
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-758-354-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019
Event10th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, IVAPP 2019 - Part of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 25 Feb 201927 Feb 2019

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, IVAPP 2019 - Part of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2019
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period25/02/1927/02/19

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Keywords

  • Hierarchy visualization
  • Web-based application

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Burch, M., Aerts, W., Bon, D., McCarren, S., Rothuizen, L., Smet, O., & Wöltgens, D. (2019). Combining interactive hierarchy visualizations in a web-based application. In A. Kerren, C. Hurter, & J. Braz (Eds.), VISIGRAPP 2019 - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (pp. 191-198). Setúbal: SCITEPRESS-Science and Technology Publications, Lda.. https://doi.org/10.5220/0007307701910198