Hierarchical Edge Bundles: Visualization of Adjacency Relations in Hierarchical Data

@article{Holten2006HierarchicalEB,
  title={Hierarchical Edge Bundles: Visualization of Adjacency Relations in Hierarchical Data},
  author={Danny Holten},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={741-748}
}
  • Danny Holten
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
A compound graph is a frequently encountered type of data set. Relations are given between items, and a hierarchy is defined on the items as well. We present a new method for visualizing such compound graphs. Our approach is based on visually bundling the adjacency edges, i.e., non-hierarchical edges, together. We realize this as follows. We assume that the hierarchy is shown via a standard tree visualization method. Next, we bend each adjacency edge, modeled as a B-spline curve, toward the… 
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