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Visual Comparison of Biological Taxonomies: A Task Characterization

Type of Publication: Article in Collected Edition

Visual Comparison of Biological Taxonomies: A Task Characterization

Author(s):
Sancho-Chavarria, Lilliana; Beck, Fabian; Mata-Montero, Erick; Weiskopf, Daniel
Title of Anthology:
Poster papers at EuroVis 2016
Publisher:
Eurographics
Publication Date:
2016
Fulltext:
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Abstract

Although biological taxonomies are a prevalent use case in hierarchy visualization, there has been little research on the characterization of users’ tasks for taxonomy comparison. Task identification is very relevant as a start point to design an effective information visualization solution for taxonomic work. We performed a systematic domain characterization that involved interviews with experts, literature review, the identification of data sources, and a survey of existing software tools. We performed iterative analysis until we reached a satisfactory list of users’ tasks. We present the tasks in a two-level model, describe them, and discuss future work.