Apperley, M., Spence, R., Hodge, S. & Chester, M. (1999). Browsing tree structures. (Working paper 99/05). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.
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Graphic representations of tree structures are notoriously difficult to create, display, and interpret, particularly when the volume of information they contain, and hence the number of nodes, is large. The problem of interactively browsing information held in tree structures is examined, and the implementation of an innovative tree browser described. This browser is based on distortion-oriented display techniques and intuitive direct manipulation interaction. The tree layout is automatically generated, but the location and extent of detail shown is controlled by the user. It is suggested that these techniques could be extended to the browsing of more general networks.
Computer Science, University of Waikato
- 1999 Working Papers