TimeSets: timeline visualization with set relations

Nguyen, Phong H. and Xu, Kai and Walker, Rick and Wong, B. L. William (2016) TimeSets: timeline visualization with set relations. Information Visualization, 15 (3). pp. 253-269. ISSN 1473-8716

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a novel timeline visualization technique, TimeSets, that helps make sense of complex temporal datasets by showing the set relationships among individual events. TimeSets visually groups events that share a topic, such as a place or a person, while preserving their temporal order. It dynamically adjusts the level of detail for each event to suit the amount of information and display estate. Various design options were explored to address issues such as one event belonging to multiple topics. A controlled experiment was conducted to evaluate its effectiveness by comparing it to the KelpFusion method. The results showed significant advantage in accuracy and user preference.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Timeline, time-series data visualization, set visualisation
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 17858
Notes on copyright: Phong H Nguyen, Kai Xu, Rick Walker, BL William Wong, TimeSets: Timeline visualization with set relations, Information Visualization, Vol 15, Issue 3, pp. 253 - 269. Copyright © 2015 (The Author(s)). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Depositing User: Kai Xu
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 08:09
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17858

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