HCIL-2006-13

Lee, B., Plaisant, C., Parr, C., Fekete, J., Henry, N.
May 2006
Proceedings of BELIV '06, pp.81-85.
HCIL-2006-13
Our goal is to define a list of tasks for graph visualization that has enough detail and specificity to be useful to designers who want to improve their system and to evaluators who want to compare graph visualization systems. In this paper, we suggest a list of tasks we believe are commonly encountered while analyzing graph data. We define graph specific objects and demonstrate how all complex tasks could be seen as a series of low-level tasks performed on those objects. We believe that our taxonomy, associated with benchmark datasets and specific tasks, would help evaluators generalize results collected through a series of controlled experiments.
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