Concept Relationship Editor: A visual interface to support the creation of relationships between taxonomic classifications.

Craig, Paul and Kennedy, Jessie (2007) Concept Relationship Editor: A visual interface to support the creation of relationships between taxonomic classifications. In: InfoVis2007, Autumn 2007, Sacramento CA. (Unpublished)

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This [poster presentation] describes the Concept Relationship Editor, an interactive visualisation tool designed to support the specification of relationships between hierarchical taxonomic classifications. The tool operates using an interactive space-filling adjacency layout which allows users to expand multiple lists of taxa with common parents so they can explore and add relationships between two classifications. Whenever selected lists contain too many items for them to be legible within the restrictions of available screen space the user can alleviate the problem by either operating in ‘lens mode’ or ‘scroll mode’. In ‘lens mode’ the layout is configured so that both of the classifications and all the relationships are completely visible on-screen. Here a fish-eye lens type distortion effect is applied under the cursor to allow taxa names with less assigned space to be made legible. In ‘scroll mode’ the layout assigns sufficient space for the labels of all expanded taxa lists to be legible and scroll bars can be used to navigate across the hierarchy of either classification. While the ‘lens mode’ provides context and allows for more direct comparison of relationships throughout the classifications, ‘scroll mode’ tends to allow for relationships to be added more efficiently between smaller groups of similarly classified taxa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Taxonomy; Hierarchical classifications; Visualisation; "Concept Relationship Editor" program; Operation; Benefits;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Item ID: 3034
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2009 15:22
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 10:33

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