A visual workspace for constructing hybrid MDS algorithms and coordinating multiple views

Ross, G. and Chalmers, M. (2003) A visual workspace for constructing hybrid MDS algorithms and coordinating multiple views. Information Visualization, 2(4), pp. 247-257. (doi:10.1057/palgrave.ivs.9500056)

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Abstract

Data can be distinguished according to volume, variable types and distribution, and each of these characteristics imposes constraints upon the choice of applicable algorithms for their visualisation. This has led to an abundance of often disparate algorithmic techniques. Previous work has shown that a hybrid algorithmic approach can be successful in addressing the impact of data volume on the feasibility of multidimensional scaling (MDS). This paper presents a system and framework in which a user can easily explore algorithms as well as their hybrid conjunctions and the data flowing through them. Visual programming and a novel algorithmic architecture let the user semi-automatically define data flows and the co-ordination of multiple views of algorithmic and visualisation components. We propose that our approach has two main benefits: significant improvements in run times of MDS algorithms can be achieved, and intermediate views of the data and the visualisation program structure can provide greater insight and control over the visualisation process.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:data-flow; visual programming; multidimensional scaling; multiple views
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chalmers, Professor Matthew
Authors: Ross, G., and Chalmers, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Information Visualization
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN:1473-8716
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2003 Palgrave Macmillan
First Published:First published in Information Visualization 2(4):247-257
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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