Proceedings. 1997 IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (Cat. No.97TB100165)

27-29 Aug. 1997

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  • Proceedings. 1997 IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (Cat. No.97TB100165)

    Publication Year: 1997
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  • Visualization Over The World Wide Web

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 40
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 351
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  • GIVE: a general interactive visualization environment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):139 - 145
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    We present a data flow based software platform called GIVE (General Interactive Visualization Environment). GIVE owns a data flow kernel, a visual programming interface and an extensible module library. It greatly enhances the efficiency of building visualization programs. GIVE has the following distinctive features: it introduces control nodes and procedure nodes into traditional data flow archit... View full abstract»

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  • The use of customized emphasis in text visualization

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):132 - 138
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    The paper presents a technique to allow quick evaluation of the relevance of documents to one's interests. It is designed primarily for presenting documents on the World Wide Web, but it can also be used in other situations. The idea is to automatically highlight selected keywords in Web pages as they are shown. Users maintain lists of keywords of interest to them. At any given time, a user can ac... View full abstract»

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  • A multi-scale, multi-layer, translucent virtual space

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):124 - 131
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    The dynamic nature of virtual display spaces can provide powerful tools for helping people comprehend phenomena that occur over widely disparate spatial scales. This paper presents the macroscope, an interactive technique for browsing very large spaces of displayed information at different scales. The macroscope takes as a point of departure the traditional 2D zoom and pan operations, but introduc... View full abstract»

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  • Information drill-down using Web tools

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):118 - 125
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    Reviews the information visualization and interaction techniques needed to add another dimension to surfing the World Wide Web. Information visualization can be used to explore relationships by “drilling down” and retrieving more data within a region of interest in the visualized data, combining data mining, direct manipulation and data visualization with 3D Web tools. It is now possib... View full abstract»

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  • Quantifying the objective quality of voxel based data visualizations produced by a ray caster: a proposal

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):111 - 116
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    A set of parameters to assess the objective quality of visualizations of a voxel-based data set, produced using a ray caster, is proposed as a first step toward the evaluation of the overall quality of these visualizations. Results obtained using synthetic data and a simple implementation of a ray caster are presented. The final goal of this evaluation is the computation of “confidence indic... View full abstract»

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  • Image warping based on elastic body spline transformation: application for facial animations

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):106 - 110
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    The warping of scattered data points is a problem that is appearing in science and engineering. The basic problem involves the construction of a reasonable interpolation function that goes through some of the data points. In this paper, we propose a new spatial image warping algorithm which uses an elastic body spline to generate a warp function that interpolates scattered data points. The spline ... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic abstraction management in information visualization systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):50 - 56
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    The construction of information visualization systems is a difficult task. However, there is little research into the provision of software architectures for visualization systems to reduce this difficulty. Particularly, systems that provide a reusable support for the automatic management of the different levels of abstraction in which complex data can be observed cannot be found in current visual... View full abstract»

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  • Visualization of large volumes of information using different representations

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):101 - 105
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    The visualization of large volumes of information requires mechanisms to reduce the amount of information to be displayed. In this paper, we propose a technique to combine the usage of filters (like the degree-of-interest function) with different, scale-dependent representations. This eliminates the need to create new representations or to use graphical attributes to show the degree of interest of... View full abstract»

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  • The STARLIGHT information visualization system

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):42 - 49
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    STARLIGHT is an example of a new class of information system expressly designed around visualization-oriented user-interface. Incorporating more traditional information storage and retrieval technologies into its design, the STARLIGHT system also enables the integrated use of multiple, concurrent visualization techniques to support comparison of content and interrelationship information levels of ... View full abstract»

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  • Visualisation of photovoltaic clad buildings

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):173 - 178
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    The paper describes a study carried out to investigate the capabilities of computer aided design software for the visualisation of building elevations and detail, with focus on the representation of photovoltaic cells in facade architecture. The development of photovoltaic (PV) technology, converting energy from sunlight into electricity, has resulted in the emergence of PV as a building material.... View full abstract»

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  • From concept to image with computer art graphics

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):242 - 245
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    Discusses how to train computer graphics-oriented students to be able to use the computer to its full artistic potential, with application both of programming and art-related issues. Students create computer art graphics inspired by scientific concepts, to match the curricular content of other courses they are taking concurrently. The integrative visual training involves both the process and the p... View full abstract»

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  • Dunhuang Frescoes retrieval based on similarity calculation of color and texture features

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):96 - 100
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    This paper mainly deals with efficient retrieval of Dunhuang Frescoes from large image databases based on similarity calculation of color and texture features. In this paper, we firstly give out a survey of research on Dunhuang Frescoes by artists from all over the world. Therefore, these research achievements can provide us a new clue to organize and manage Dunhuang Frescoes databases, and guide ... View full abstract»

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  • An end user oriented platform for scientific visualization

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):235 - 239
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    In our discussions with end users about today's visualization environments, we were led to consider new concepts for the setting up of a platform which should be better suited to their real needs. In this paper, a hierarchy of visualization objects is presented. They will be the main elements of a new platform which should be both intuitive and extensible View full abstract»

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  • Designing of curves and surfaces using cubic splines with geometric characterization

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):82 - 94
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    A constructive approach has been adopted to build interpolatory and B-spline like cubic spline curves with a more general continuity than β-continuity. This method provides not only a large variety of very interesting shape controls like biased, point and interval tensions but, as a special case, also recovers a number of spline methods like ν-spline of G.M. Nielson (1974), β-splines,... View full abstract»

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  • On some pel level research problems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):156 - 164
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    The note lists some unsolved research problems concerning line (or edge) drawing algorithms for raster displays which seem to be still outstanding in 1997. Work in progress includes the so called “pixel perfect” speeded up versions of Bresenham's (1965) line drawing algorithm designed to exploit the parallel capabilities of modern display processors. Where should the build up of multi-... View full abstract»

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  • A simple approach to 3D object metamorphosis

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):32 - 37
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    This paper presents a technique for smoothly blending some special categories of three-dimensional polygonal objects. Polygon blending is usually considered a two-part process: generating vertex correspondences and interpolating between corresponding vertices to create the intermediate polygons. This paper emphasises on the problem of automatic vertex correspondence determination. The proposed alg... View full abstract»

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  • Visualization of virtual architecture

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):260 - 266
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    The study constitutes a framework, a justification and a proposal for the opportunity to improve the use and efficiency of visualization of architecture in the virtual environment. It seeks a new platform to define architectural design communication. The design process depends upon creation of models and virtual environment offers the medium of exchange where the design model can be shared and cri... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-modal surface/outline projection and simulation of target/critical tissue movement

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):10 - 17
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    Conformal radiotherapy delivers high radiation doses to tumours whilst minimising damage to normal tissues. Therapy planning makes use of treatment simulation and computed tomographic images, which outline gross tumour volume and a dosimetric model. The larger planning target volume includes microscopic disease spread, target motion and set-up errors, effectively determining radiation beam collima... View full abstract»

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  • The Tower of London computer models

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):186 - 191
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    This computer model was commissioned by the Tower Environs Partnership as part of the technical studies to underpin proposed enhancement of the surroundings of the Tower of London. It is intended to provide a sufficiently fine-grained photo-realistic facsimile to allow fine judgement of minor changes in landscape detail. Its credibility is underpinned by close correspondence to the original survey... View full abstract»

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  • IV '97: interactive visualisation through applied virtual reality in construction

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):166 - 172
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    The paper is concerned with the development of an integrated, open and fully usable virtual reality (VR) environment for the construction industry for use on a low-cost PC (but transportable to other, more sophisticated systems) to make VR accessible and usable by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The paper describes a new VR system for collaborative interaction in the construction industry tha... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive visual exploration for knowledge discovery on the Web

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):228 - 234
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    Presents a conceptual structure for the organization and representation of textual and visual information on the World Wide Web. A generic conceptual structure is proposed which contributes to new forms of visual navigation and interactivity within large collections of textual and visual data. This can assist in the exploration, discovery and extraction of relevant information. An application of t... View full abstract»

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  • A new algorithm for multiresolution isosurface extraction

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):330 - 336
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    We put forward a marching cube algorithm based on the extraction and expression of multiresolution isosurfaces. It can solve the problem of too much and too meticulous triangular meshes on a traditional marching cube algorithm with single resolution. At the same time, under the users' requests, it can apply various precision to different regions of the object to get a compromise between rendering ... View full abstract»

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