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IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications

Issue 5 • Date Sept.-Oct. 1999

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  • About the cover - Animal, vegetal, digital

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Visual data mining

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):20 - 21
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (3)
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  • Visualization case studies: drawing a roadmap for future visualization

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):48 - 49
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  • Visualizing 3D configuration spaces for mechanical design

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):50 - 53
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    We describe configuration space visualization methods for mechanical design. The research challenge is to relate the configuration space geometry to the mechanical function of the parts. Our research addresses the fundamental design task of contact analysis. Contacts are the physical primitives that make mechanical systems out of collections of parts. Systems perform functions by transforming moti... View full abstract»

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  • A shape-based visual interface for text retrieval

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):40 - 46
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    We describe a shape-based visual interface for information retrieval and interactive exploration that exploits shape recognition. Our exploratory system uses procedurally generated shapes coupled with an underlying text-retrieval engine. A visual interface based on 3D shapes (glyphs) enhances traditional text-based queries and summarization. Our interface lets users visualize multidimensional rela... View full abstract»

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  • Night Vision: infrared takes to the road

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):6 - 10
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    Driving after dark can be hazardous. Raytheon and General Motors hope to make it less so with Night Vision, a thermal imaging system that gives drivers a better view of the road beyond their headlights. The paper discusses the Night Vision system which uses a grill-mounted infrared camera and a head-up display unit that projects a virtual image through the windshield. The system gives drivers thre... View full abstract»

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  • Visualizing underwater environments using multifrequency sonar

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):61 - 65
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    This article introduces seabed visualization by describing three case studies that use a high-speed, multifrequency, continuous scan sonar called the Seabed Visualization System. The case studies involve: modeling a harbour wall in Holland, permitting a virtual inspection of the harbour environment; visualizing a sunken military vessel, the SS Richard Montgomery; and visualizing underwater pipelin... View full abstract»

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  • Task-specific visualization design

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):72 - 77
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    This case study in operational weather forecasting demonstrates the principles of task-specific visualization design: defining user needs, implementing that definition, and establishing techniques for different user goals. The current applications can generate visualizations for the Web after an intermediate step of migrating the products to a Web server. This proves advantageous in an operational... View full abstract»

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  • Discovery visualization using fast clustering

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):32 - 39
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    To attack the problem of handling increasingly vast stores of information, we discuss a new approach to data exploration that requires the close coupling of man and machine. We call this approach discovery visualization to emphasize the importance of visual display and interaction. This approach aims to discover new relations, new features, and new knowledge. A key element in discovery visualizati... View full abstract»

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  • Visualizing the atomic nucleus

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):54 - 60
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    Between the realm of precise few-body calculations and the realm of precise stochastic calculations lie most of the problems of the nuclear realm, where only imperfect models with a variety of adjustable parameters allow for quantitative work. Recent developments in both computer science and nuclear theory, however, have made it possible to visualize the nucleus in a manner consistent among the di... View full abstract»

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  • Visualizing high-resolution accelerator physics

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):11 - 13
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    Particle accelerators play an increasingly important role in basic and applied science. Several countries are involved in efforts aimed at developing accelerator-related technologies to support different application domains, including high-energy and nuclear physics, material science, biological science, and military use. The technological challenges associated with designing the next generation o... View full abstract»

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  • First-generation ASCI production visualization environment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):66 - 71
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    Visualizing terascale computing results requires considering the entire data visualization system. The systems approach presented in the paper decreases the time needed to prepare large data sets for visualization four-fold. To explore the issues of very large data sets, the paper first considers an analyst's workflow and presents a systems engineering method to improve the workflow process. Then ... View full abstract»

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  • Celtic knotwork. 1 [graphic technique]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):78 - 84
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    Celtic knotwork is a beautiful form of ornament. Creating a pleasing design is a matter of aesthetics, but the mechanics of the process fit naturally into the framework of a computer program. I describe Bain's construction method (1951), explain how to write a program to implement it, discuss some ways to improve the output, and show some results. My approach is to use the computer to develop a sk... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating VR and CAD

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):14 - 19
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    Suppliers of advanced computer-aided design and engineering applications (CAD/CAE) intend to make interactive, immersive visualization an integral part of their product offerings. Adding virtual reality (VR) capability helps reduce users' design-cycle time and cut costs. Advances in computing power and 3D visualization functionality enable this logical evolution of technology. While many VR compan... View full abstract»

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  • HD-Eye: visual mining of high-dimensional data

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):22 - 31
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    Clustering in high-dimensional databases poses an important problem. However, we can apply a number of different clustering algorithms to high-dimensional data. The authors consider how an advanced clustering algorithm combined with new visualization methods interactively clusters data more effectively. Experiments show these techniques improve the data mining process View full abstract»

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University of Iowa