Vogogias, A., Kennedy, J., Archambault, D., Anne Smith, V. & Currant, H. (2016). MLCut: exploring multi-level cuts in dendrograms for biological data. In Turkay, C. & Ruan Wan, T. (Eds.). Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC)doi:10.2312/cgvc.20161288. ISBN 978-3-03868-022-2
Choosing a single similarity threshold for cutting dendrograms is not sufficient for performing hierarchical clustering analysis of heterogeneous data sets. In addition, alter...
Bach, B., Kerracher, N., Hall, K. W., Carpendale, S., Kennedy, J. & Riche, N. H. (2016). Telling stories about dynamic networks with graph comics. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'16), 1-13. doi:10.1145/2858036.2858387. ISBN 978-1-4503-3362-7
In this paper, we explore graph comics as a medium to communicate
changes in dynamic networks. While previous research
has focused on visualizing dynamic networks for data
Khartabil, D., Wells, S. & Kennedy, J. (2016). Large-scale Argument Visualization (LSAV). In Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis), Posters Track (2016)
Arguments are structures of premises and conclusions that underpin rational reasoning processes. Within complex knowledge domains, especially if they are contentious, argument...
Scottish Funding Council
The solution for the synchronisation issue was to include a simultaneous animation of the journey and the weather data. This provided an intuitive visualisation of two independent sets of data.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Ontologies are a way of reasoning about data in an efficient manner. Ontologies are increasingly prevalent in a range of applications, including the Semantic Web, medicine and law. The development and...
To analyse in game communications to predict engagement of players.
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Hou, T., Chapman, P. & Blake, A. (2015). Antipattern comprehension: an empirical evaluation. In Kuhn, W. & Ferrario, R. (Eds.). 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016), 211-224. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-660-6-211. ISBN 978-1-61499-659-0, 978-1-61499-660-6,
Comprehension of justifications is known to be difficult for even experienced ontology engineers, and much more so for other stakeholders. In this paper, we present two method...
Kerracher, N., Kennedy, J., Chalmers, K., & Graham, M. (2015). Visual techniques to support exploratory analysis of temporal graph data. In E. Bertini, J. Kennedy, & E. Puppo (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '15), Short Papers Track, 103-107. doi:10.2312/eurovisshort.20151133
Recently, much research has focused on developing techniques for the visual representation of temporal graph data. This paper takes a wider look at the visual techniques invol...
Chapman, P., Stapleton, G., Rodgers, P., Micallef, L., & Blake, A. (2013). Visualizing Sets: An Empirical Comparison of Diagram Types. In Diagrammatic Representation and Inference, 146-160. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44043-8_18
There are a range of diagram types that can be used to visualize
sets. However, there is a significant lack of insight into which is the
most effective visualization. To addre...
Kerracher, N., Kennedy, J. & Chalmers, K. (2013). The design space of temporal graph visualisation. In Elmqvist, N., Hlawitschka, M. & Kennedy, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 18th Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '14)doi:10.2312/eurovisshort.20141149. ISBN 978-3-905674-69-9
This paper presents our work in mapping the design space of techniques for temporal graph visualisation. We identify two independent dimensions upon which the techniques can b...
Thomson, A., Graham, M. & Kennedy, J. (2012). Pianola - visualization of multivariate time-series security event data. In Proceedings of IV2013, 123-131. doi:10.1109/IV.2013.15. ISBN 978-0-7695-5049-7
Monitoring log files for network intrusions is unwieldy. To build a mental model of the log, an analyst is required to recognise continuous timelines and attack patterns from ...
Kennedy, J., Graham, M., Paterson, T. & Law, A. (2012). Visual cleaning of genotype data. In Proceedings of BioVis 2013, 105-112. doi:10.1109/BioVis.2013.6664353. ISBN 978-1-4799-1658-0
While some data cleaning tasks can be performed automatically, many more require expert human guidance to steer the cleaning process, especially if erroneous or unclean data i...
Graham, M., Kennedy, J., Paterson, T. & Law, A. (2011). Redeeming pedigree data with an interactive error cleaning visualisation. In Proceedings of Advanced Visual Interfaces 2012, 741-744. doi:10.1145/2254556.2254698. ISBN 978-1-4503-1287-5
We describe a visual data cleansing application for pedigree genotype data, which is used to redeem otherwise unusable pedigree data sets. Biologists and bioinformaticians dyn...
Craig, P., Cannon, A., Kukla, R. & Kennedy, J. (2011). MaTSE: The Microarray Time-Series Explorer. In 2012 IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis), 41-48. doi:10.1109/BioVis.2012.6378591. ISBN 978-1-4673-4729-7
This paper describes the design, development and evaluation of the Microarray Time-Series Explorer (MaTSE), a novel information visualization application for the exploratory a...
Paterson, T., Graham, M., Kennedy, J. & Law, A. (2010). Evaluating the VIPER pedigree visualisation: detecting inheritance inconsistencies in genotyped pedigrees. In 2011 IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis), 119-126. doi:10.1109/BioVis.2011.6094056. ISBN 978-1-4673-0003-2
VIPER (Visual Pedigree Explorer) is a tool for exploring large complex animal pedigrees and their associated genotype data. The tool combines a novel, space-efficient visualis...
Craig, P., Cannon, A., Kennedy, J. & Kukla, R. (2009). Pattern browsing and query adjustment for the exploratory analysis and cooperative visualisation of microarray time-course data. In Luo, Y. (Ed.). Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, 199-206. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16066-0_30. ISBN 978-3642160653
This paper presents work to support collaborative visualisation and data analysis in the microarray time-series explorer (MaTSE) software. We introduce a novel visualisation c...
Graham, M., Craig, P. & Kennedy, J. (2008). Visualisation to Aid Biodiversity Studies through Accurate Taxonomic Reconciliation. In Gray, W. A., Jeffery, K. G. & Shao, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of British National Conference on Database Systems: Sharing Data, Information and Knowledge, 280-291. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-70504-8_29. ISBN 978-3-540-70503-1
All aspects of organismal biology rely on the accurate identification
of specimens described and observed. This is particularly important for
ecological surveys of biodiversit...
Craig, P. & Kennedy, J. (2007). Concept Relationship Editor: A visual interface to support the assertion of synonymy relationships between taxonomic classifications. In Börner, K., Gröhn, M., Park, J. & Roberts, J. C. (Eds.). Visualization and Data Analysis 2008, Proceedings of the SPIE, 680906-680912. doi:10.1117/12.765540. ISBN 0277-786X
An increasingly common approach being taken by taxonomists to define the relationships between taxa in alternative hierarchical classifications is to use a set-based notation ...
A prototype visualisation was built using D3-based libraries on top of a supplied data set (which in essence was a data cube). This was then connected to an R-based statistical service which allowed a...
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Biology is a visually grounded scientific discipline-from the way data is collected and analysed to the manner in which the results are communicated to others. Traditionally pictures in scientific pub...
Scottish Woodlands Ltd is Scotland's leading independent full-service forest management company. It is also the second largest operator in the UK, with a network of 17 offices operating throughout Sco...
FOCAS is a coordination action in the area of collective adaptive systems. It provides increased visibility to the research carried out by projects funded by the FOCAS FET Proactive Initiative and oth...
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via compu...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Network models are often created to describe interactions between components in biological systems. At a molecular leve...
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable ...