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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  • Meshing and visualization of oilfields

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):18 - 24
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    To optimize the exploitation of a new oilfield it is necessary to do computer simulations in order to determine the number and the geometrical positions of oil wells. Mathematical models are used to estimate the evolution of the production of an oilfield according to the 3D geometry of this oilfield, the number of wells used, the geometry of these wells and some economical parameters. An important... 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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  • CODI-a system for cooperative 3D design

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):286 - 293
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    A system that integrates 3D virtual scene generation tools and data communication techniques for 3D cooperative design work is presented. The system, named CODI (Sistema Cooperativo de Diseno3D) supports two major functions: 3D cooperative design and multiple client distant access. The system is implemented using Open Inventor Toolkit in C++ with VRML compatibility 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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  • Shape-based calculation and visualisation of general cross-sections through biological data

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2 - 9
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    The paper reports a solution to the problem of image interpolation for generating, with high precision, an arbitrary cross-section from a series of slices. Shape-based interpolation as proposed allows the interpolation process to be influenced by the shape of the object. It is accomplished first by creating reconstructed shapes of the objects from a series of slices. Correspondence vectors distrib... View full abstract»

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  • Visualising sequences of queries: a new tool for information retrieval

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):57 - 62
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    This paper describes a system that uses visualisation to assist a user in dealing with the information returned from a search engine. The user's queries, and the documents they return, are represented by a 3D spatial structure that shows their relationships and provides a way of accessing and exploring the documents retrieved. It is implemented to work with the New Zealand Digital Library, a set o... 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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  • Towards a taxonomy of virtual reality user interfaces

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):279 - 284
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    Virtual reality based user interfaces (VRUIs) are expected to bring about a revolution in computing. VR can potentially communicate large amounts of data in an easily understandable format. VR looks very promising, but it is still a very new interface technology for which very little application oriented knowledge is available. As a basis for such a future VRUI design theory, a taxonomy of VRUIs i... 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Binary space partitioning trees: a multiresolution approach

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):148 - 154
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    Space partitioning techniques are a useful means of organizing geometric models into data structures. Such data structures provide easy and efficient access to a wide range of computer graphics and visualization applications like real time rendering of large databases, collision detection, point classification, etc. Binary space partitioning (BSP) trees are one of the most successful space partiti... View full abstract»

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  • Feature based 2D shape transformation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):337 - 342
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    The transformation or blending of one 2D shape into another usually operates on sets of discrete points approximating the objects. This relies on a series of evenly distributed or properly positioned points on the boundary of the objects. Characteristics of the objects are not well considered. This paper presents a technique for transforming or blending shapes represented as a series of curve segm... View full abstract»

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  • On visualisation of statistical data

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):343 - 346
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    In many applications a need often arises to represent numerical data to give greater visual impact. Whether the data consists of demographic information or forms a listing of financial business trends, their interpretation and meaning is simpler to comprehend through a pictorial representation. The requirement in practice is such that visualisation needs to take place on-the-fly. This implies that... View full abstract»

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  • Smooth motion of a rigid body in 2D and 3D

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):205 - 210
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    Given measurements of the positions of a number of marked points on a rigid body at a sequence of times ti (i=0, 1, ..., n), we represent the motion of the body, assuming this motion to be smooth, by means of piecewise-rational curves, one through each sequence of positions, sharing a common denominator and having the property that the distance between these curves always remains consta... View full abstract»

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  • Holographic imaging of lines: a texture based approach

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):272 - 278
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    Holography is a method for three dimensional imaging of objects. We present an approach for the generation of holograms, exploiting standard graphics rendering methods and hardware. We focus on the visualization of objects composed of line segments, which allow for certain simplifications, and thus hologram generation speedup. Our method is based on the derivation of a holographic geometric equiva... View full abstract»

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  • Developing a virtual reality interface for an integrated project database environment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):192 - 197
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    Explores the potential of using virtual reality (VR) as an interface for an integrated project database using the World Wide Web. VRML (Virtual Reality Modelling Language), which is a Web-based standard, is explored as a means of remotely interrogating information stored within an integrated database. VRML allows the creation of 3D views and worlds which can be explored in real time. This paper de... View full abstract»

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  • On graphic structured languages

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):219 - 227
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    This paper describes a family of structured visual languages. The algorithmic one includes constructions for the programming of parallel processes. The syntactical language allows the definition of context-dependent languages. Software supporting the languages is discussed. The environment allows the development of programs in chart dialects of C++, Java and the syntactical language 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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  • The need for matching visualisation techniques to client understanding in the UK construction industry

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):322 - 328
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    An empirical study of the methods available for visualisation of proposed building structures was undertaken at the University of Salford. This formed the basis for a structured survey of 103 construction related professionals. Their views were obtained on the mediums currently being used in the construction industry, the effectiveness of these mediums to communicate information; and the applicabi... View full abstract»

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