Making Many-to-Many Parallel Coordinate Plots Scalable by Asymmetric Biclustering
in Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization 2017
Datasets obtained through recently advanced measurement techniques tend to possess a large number of dimensions. This leads to explosively increasing computation costs for analyzing such datasets, thus making formulation and verification of scientific hypotheses very difficult. Therefore, an efficient approach to identifying feature subspaces of target datasets, that is, the subspaces of dimension variables or subsets of the data samples, is required to describe the essence hidden in the original dataset. This paper proposes a visual data mining framework for supporting semiautomatic data analysis that builds upon asymmetric biclustering to explore highly correlated feature subspaces. For this purpose, a variant of parallel coordinate plots, many-to-many parallel coordinate plots, is extended to visually assist appropriate selections of feature subspaces as well as to avoid intrinsic visual clutter. In this framework, biclustering is applied to dimension variables and data samples of the dataset simultaneously and asymmetrically. A set of variable axes are projected to a single composite axis while data samples between two consecutive variable axes are bundled using polygonal strips. This makes the visualization method scalable and enables it to play a key role in the framework. The effectiveness of the proposed framework has been empirically proven, and it is remarkably useful for many-to-many parallel coordinate plots.
TimeTubes: Visual Fusion for Ameliorating Uncertainty of Blazar Datasets from Different Observatories
IEEE Pacific Visualization 2017 Poster Session
Blazars are active galactic nuclei whose relativistic jets ejected from the central black hole are pointing toward the Earth. Astronomers have attempted to classify blazars, whereas it is difficult to analyze the time-dependent multivariate datasets with the conventional visualization methods, such as animeted scatterplot matrices. In our previous study, a new visualization scheme, called TimeTubes, was proposed, which allows the astronomers to analyze dynamic changes in and feature causality among the multiple time-varying variables. In this poster, we present a core idea to ameliorate data-inherent and mapping-inherent uncertainty through visual fusion of datasets for the same blazar from two different observatories.