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Information Visualization : Beyond the Horizon - Chaomei Chen

Information Visualization

Beyond the Horizon

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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.

From the reviews of the second edition: "Information visualization is a young academic specialty, having been practiced now for about a decade. ! This book ! is a survey of the state of the art. ! the reader gets a broad overview of many aspects of this field. ! can get a good sense of this developing field. In each chapter, Chen provides ! . He is clearly excited by his field, and conveys it well in this book."(G. R. Mayforth, Computing Reviews, May, 2005) In summary Information Visualization is a comprehensive text, providing a comprehensive level of information on what is essentially a limitless topic. Although not an easy read, and certainly not for the layman, the text is nevertheless an excellent tool for the researcher to have to hand. Offering a concise overview of the fundamental concepts, where this text really excels is in its focus on application, and extensive referral to 'real-world' examples of Information Visualization, and particularly its use in cross discipline research, If you are a novice in the field, looking for a gentle introduction, look elsewhere. If, however, you know the fundamentals and are looking for a comprehensive survey of the state-of-the-art, essential details on empirical grounding of techniques, and in particular a wealth of application specific information, then this is likely to be the text for you. (Terence Clifton, Informer 17, pp7-8)

Forewordp. vii
Preface for the 2nd Editionp. xi
Introductionp. 1
A Roadmap of Information Visualizationp. 3
Geographic Visualizationp. 8
Abstract Information Visualizationp. 20
Optimal Information Foragingp. 21
Exploring Cyberspacesp. 21
Social Interaction in Online Communitiesp. 22
Information Visualization Resourcesp. 24
Summaryp. 26
Extracting Salient Structuresp. 27
Proximity and Connectivityp. 28
Clustering and Classificationp. 31
Virtual Structuresp. 34
Complex Network Theoryp. 40
Structural Analysis and Modelingp. 43
Generalized Similarity Analysisp. 52
Summaryp. 63
Graph Drawing Algorithmsp. 65
An Overviewp. 65
Drawing General Undirected Graphsp. 70
Examples of Graph Drawingp. 81
Graph Drawing Resourcesp. 86
Systems and Applicationsp. 89
Treesp. 89
Networksp. 95
Spatial Information Explorationp. 107
Focus + Contextp. 117
Visualizing Search Resultsp. 126
The Web and Online Communitiesp. 128
Commercial Systemsp. 131
Online Resourcesp. 141
Summaryp. 142
Knowledge Domain Visualizationp. 143
Mapping Sciencep. 143
Author Co-citation Analysisp. 149
Tracking the Growth of Knowledgep. 154
Case Study: String Theoryp. 159
Summaryp. 170
Empirical Studies of Information Visualizationp. 173
Introductionp. 173
Meta-analysisp. 175
Preattentive and Elementary Tasksp. 181
Interacting with Treesp. 189
Interacting with Graphsp. 196
2D versus 3Dp. 199
Cognitive Abilitiesp. 202
Summaryp. 210
Virtual Environmentsp. 211
Social Dimensions of Information Spacesp. 212
Online Communitiesp. 216
The StarWalker Virtual Environmentp. 227
Group Tightnessp. 239
Summaryp. 253
Detecting Abrupt Changes and Emerging Trendsp. 255
The Complexity of Abrupt Changesp. 255
Detecting Abrupt Changesp. 264
Topic Detection and Trackingp. 270
Visualizing Temporal Patternsp. 274
Intellectual Turning Pointsp. 283
Summaryp. 296
Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9781852337896
ISBN-10: 1852337893
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 30th November 2004
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised