Exploring entities in text with descriptive non-photorealistic rendering

Meng-Wei Chang, Christopher Collins
2013 2013 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis)  
We present a novel approach to text visualization called descriptive non-photorealistic rendering which exploits the inherent spatial and abstract dimensions in text documents to integrate 3D non-photorealistic rendering with information visualization. The visualization encodes text data onto 3D models, emphasizing the relative significance of words in the text and the physical, real-world relationships between those words. Analytic exploration is supported through a collection of interactive
more » ... on of interactive widgets and direct multitouch interaction with the 3D models. We applied our method to analyze a collection of vehicle complaint reports from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and through a qualitative evaluation study, we demonstrate how our system can support tasks such as comparing the reliability of different makes and models, finding interesting facts, and revealing possible causal relations between car parts.
doi:10.1109/pacificvis.2013.6596122 dblp:conf/apvis/ChangC13 fatcat:vvmle6sdrraaxd75i7yecclxje