Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

D. Steinböck, E. Gröller, M. Waldner:
"Casual Visual Exploration of Large Bipartite Graphs Using Hierarchical Aggregation and Filtering";
Talk: International Symposium on Big Data Visual and Immersive Analytics, Konstanz (invited); 2018-10-17 - 2018-10-19; in: "Proceedings of International Symposium on Big Data Visual and Immersive Analytics", (2018).

English abstract:
Bipartite graphs are typically visualized using linked lists or matrices. However, these classic visualization techniques do not scale well with the number of nodes. Biclustering has been used to aggregate edges, but not to create linked lists with thousands of nodes. In this paper, we present a new casual exploration interface for large, weighted bipartite graphs, which allows for multi-scale exploration through hierarchical aggregation of nodes and edges using biclustering in linked lists. We demonstrate the usefulness of the technique using two data sets: a database of media advertising expenses of public authorities and author-keyword co-occurrences from the IEEE Visualization Publication collection. Through an insight-based study with lay users, we show that the biclustering interface leads to longer exploration times, more insights, and more unexpected findings than a baseline interface using only filtering. However, users also perceive the biclustering interface as more complex.

information visualization, bipartite graphs, biclustering, insight-based evaluation

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