Dismantling Composite Visualizations in the Scientific Literature

  title={Dismantling Composite Visualizations in the Scientific Literature},
  author={Po-Shen Lee and Bill Howe},
We are analyzing the visualizations in the scientific literature to enhance search services, detect plagiarism, and study bibliometrics. An immediate problem is the ubiquitous use of multi-part figures: single images with multiple embedded sub-visualizations. Such figures account for approximately 35% of the figures in the scientific literature. Conventional image segmentation techniques and other existing approaches have been shown to be ineffective for parsing visualizations. We propose an… CONTINUE READING