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Title: Methods of visualizing graphs

Abstract

Methods for visualizing a graph by automatically drawing elements of the graph as labels are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving node information and edge information from an input device and/or communication interface, constructing a graph layout based at least in part on that information, wherein the edges are automatically drawn as labels, and displaying the graph on a display device according to the graph layout. In some embodiments, the nodes are automatically drawn as labels instead of, or in addition to, the label-edges.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Kennewick, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
959118
Patent Number(s):
7468727
Application Number:
11/376,878
Assignee:
RLO
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06T - IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Wong, Pak C, Mackey, Patrick S, Perrine, Kenneth A, Foote, Harlan P, and Thomas, James J. Methods of visualizing graphs. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Wong, Pak C, Mackey, Patrick S, Perrine, Kenneth A, Foote, Harlan P, & Thomas, James J. Methods of visualizing graphs. United States.
Wong, Pak C, Mackey, Patrick S, Perrine, Kenneth A, Foote, Harlan P, and Thomas, James J. Tue . "Methods of visualizing graphs". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/959118.
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abstractNote = {Methods for visualizing a graph by automatically drawing elements of the graph as labels are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving node information and edge information from an input device and/or communication interface, constructing a graph layout based at least in part on that information, wherein the edges are automatically drawn as labels, and displaying the graph on a display device according to the graph layout. In some embodiments, the nodes are automatically drawn as labels instead of, or in addition to, the label-edges.},
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year = {2008},
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Dynamic graphics for network visualization
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Creating reusable visualizations with the Relational Visualization Notation
conference, January 2000