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Filter co-ordinations for exploring multi-dimensional data
Journal of Visual Languages and Computing
  • Mark Sifer, University of Wollongong
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Abstract
Many interface designs have been developed for the exploration of multi-dimensional data sets which are based on finding subsets by filtering attribute values. Systems such as dynamic queries use a collection of independent filters to interactively query by restricting attribute values. However, for large data sets there is a need for an alternative style of filtering that better supports stepwise query refinement. This article introduces a new filter coordination which supports both stepwise query refinement and independent filters. Our filter visualization also supports the visualization of attribute value hierarchies enabling multi-level data distribution overviews to be given. Our coordination design is implemented in our SGViewer query tool which we demonstrate with a multi-dimensional web log data set. An evaluation of SGViewer showed that after a short learning period users were able to use it to read trends and proportions and make drill-down queries.
RIS ID
17521
Citation Information
Mark Sifer. "Filter co-ordinations for exploring multi-dimensional data" Journal of Visual Languages and Computing Vol. 17 Iss. 2 (2006) p. 107 - 125
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/msifer/4/