Publications

Publications of the research group that appeared 2016 or later. For earlier publications, please visit Fabian Beck's Google Scholar or DBLP profile.

Art der Publikation: Beitrag in Zeitschrift

VIS Author Profiles: Interactive Descriptions of Publication Records Combining Text and Visualization

Autor(en):
Latif, Shahid; Beck, Fabian
Titel der Zeitschrift:
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Jahrgang (Veröffentlichung):
25 (2019)
Heftnummer:
1
Seiten:
152-161
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
doi:10.1109/TVCG.2018.2865022
Datei:
VIS Author Profiles: Interactive Descriptions of Publication Records Combining Text and Visualization (4,05 MB)
Zitation:
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Kurzfassung

Publication records and collaboration networks are important for assessing the expertise and experience of researchers. Existing digital libraries show the raw publication lists in author profiles, whereas visualization techniques focus on specific subproblems. Instead, we look at publication records from various perspectives mixing low-level publication data with high-level abstractions and background information. This work presents VIS Author Profiles, a novel approach to generate integrated textual and visual descriptions to highlight patterns in publication records. We leverage template-based natural language generation to summarize notable publication statistics, evolution of research topics, and collaboration relationships. Seamlessly integrated visualizations augment the textual description and are interactively connected with each other and the text. The underlying publication data and detailed explanations of the analysis are available on demand. We compare our approach to existing systems by taking into account information needs of users and demonstrate its usefulness in two realistic application examples.