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Visualization of Online Datasets
  As computing technology advances, computers are being used to orchestrate and advance wide spectrums of commercial and personal life, information visualization becomes even more significant as we immerse ourselves into the era of big data, leading to an economy heavily reliant on data mining and precise, meaningful visualizations. However, accuracy of information visualization techniques is heavily dependent on the knowledge and capabilities of users, leaving novices in many fields at a disadvantage. This is a challenging problem that has been inadequately addressed regardless of the influx in visualization tools. Therefore, this paper proposes a novel approach with a focus on online datasets, allowing users to automatically and accurately visualize datasets. Experiment results show that using a browser extension and specially created HTML tables containing custom attributes - stating the data attribute type - the approach is able to detect and present the most suitable visualizations at the click of a mouse. This proposed approach provides a means for novices to quickly and accurately visualize online datasets.

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    31 December 2017

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006.6 Computer graphics

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Peng, T., & Downie, C. (2017). Visualization of Online Datasets. International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing, 6(1), 11-23.



Online datasets, Visualization, Browser Extensions, Data transformation, HTML

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