A General Method for Drawing Area-Proportional Euler Diagrams

Stapleton, Gem and Rodgers, Peter and Howse, John (2011) A General Method for Drawing Area-Proportional Euler Diagrams. Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, 22 (6). pp. 182-196. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvlc.2011.07.001) (Full text available)

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Area-proportional Euler diagrams have many applications, for example they are often used for visualizing data in medical and biological domains. There have been a number of recent research efforts to automatically draw Euler diagrams when the areas of the regions are not considered, leading to a range of different drawing techniques. By contrast, substantially less progress has been made on the problem of automatically drawing area-proportional Euler diagrams, although some partial results have been derived. In this paper, we considerably advance the state-of-the-art in area-proportional Euler diagram drawing by presenting the first method that is capable of generating such a diagram given any area-proportional specification. Moreover, our drawing method is sufficiently flexible that it allows one to specify which of the typically enforced wellformedness conditions should be possessed by the to-be-drawn Euler diagram.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: In press, available online.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: Peter Rodgers
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 09:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30707 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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