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SketchSet: Creating Euler diagrams using Pen or Mouse

Wang, Mengdi, Plimmer, Beryl, Schmieder, Paul, Stapleton, Gem, Rodgers, Peter, Delaney, Aidan (2011) SketchSet: Creating Euler diagrams using Pen or Mouse. In: 2011 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing (VL/HCC 2011). . pp. 182-196. IEEE ISBN 978-1-4577-1246-3. E-ISBN 978-1-4577-1247-0. (doi:10.1109/VLHCC.2011.6070382)


Euler diagrams form the basis of various visual languages but tool support for creating them is generally limited to generic diagram editing software using mouse and keyboard interaction. A more natural and convenient mode of entry is via a sketching interface which facilitates greater cognitive focus on the task of diagram creation. Previous work has developed sketching interfaces for Euler diagrams drawn with ellipses. This paper presents SketchSet, the first sketch tool for Euler diagrams whose curves can be circles, ellipses, or arbitrary shapes. SketchSet allows the creation of formal diagrams via point and click interaction. The user drawn diagram, in sketched or formal format, is automatically converted to a diagram in the other format, thus maintaining both views. We provide a mechanism that allows semantic differences between the sketch and the formal diagram to be rectified automatically. Finally, we present a user study that evaluates the effectiveness of the tool.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/VLHCC.2011.6070382
Uncontrolled keywords: semantics; visualization; software; libraries; shape; mice; character recognition
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: 28 Feb 2020 05:59 UTC
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