A multiple-aspects visualization tool for exploring social networks

Jie Gao, Kazuo Misue, Jiro Tanaka

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Abstract

Social network analysis (SNA) has been used to study the relationships between actors in social networks, revealing their features and patterns. In most cases, nodes and edges in graph theory are used to represent actors and relationships, and graph representations are used to visually analyze social networks. However, many visualization tools using network diagrams tend to depict most information about social networks by using the properties of nodes, which result in a visual burden when identifying actors or relationships according to certain properties. There is a lack of tools to support work by investigators to provide insights into multiple-aspect networks. We considered actors, relationships, and communities to be three important elements, and developed a tool called MixVis that integrates a tagcloud, network diagrams, and a list to show the elements. Our tool allows users to explore social networks from elements of interest, and acquire details through links with the three different viewpoints.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
Subtitle of host publicationInformation and Interaction - Symposium on Human Interface 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages277-286
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Information and Interaction - Symposium on Human Interface 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jul 192009 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5618 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Information and Interaction - Symposium on Human Interface 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period09/7/1909/7/24

Keywords

  • Human interface
  • Social network analysis
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Gao, J., Misue, K., & Tanaka, J. (2009). A multiple-aspects visualization tool for exploring social networks. In Human Interface and the Management of Information: Information and Interaction - Symposium on Human Interface 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 277-286). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5618 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02559-4_31