Node overlap removal by growing a tree

Nachmanson, Lev, Nocaj, Arlind, Bereg, Sergey, Zhang, Leishi and Holroyd, Alexander (2016) Node overlap removal by growing a tree. In: GD16, 24th International Symposium on Graph Drawing & Network Visualization, 19-21 September 2016, Athens, Greece. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50106-2_3)

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Node overlap removal is a necessary step in many scenarios including laying out a graph, or visualizing a tag cloud. Our contribution is a new overlap removal algorithm that iteratively builds a Minimum Spanning Tree on a Delaunay triangulation of the node centers and removes the node overlaps by ”growing” the tree. The algorithm is simple to implement yet produces high quality layouts. According to our experiments it runs several times faster than the current state-of-the-art methods.

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Additional Information: Nachmanson L., Nocaj A., Bereg S., Zhang L., Holroyd A. (2016) Node Overlap Removal by Growing a Tree. In: Hu Y., Nöllenburg M. (eds) Graph Drawing and Network Visualization. GD 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9801. Springer, Cham
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 20766
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Depositing User: Leishi Zhang
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 13:44
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 10:42
ISBN: 9783319501055

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