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Visualizations with Venn and Euler Diagrams

Luana Micallef

In Proceedings of the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, PhD Forum, Baltimore, MD, October 2012.


Venn and Euler diagrams intuitively visualize relationships and relative cardinalities of data sets. They are used extensively in areas as biosciences, business and criminology to facilitate data reasoning and analysis. However, current automatic drawing techniques do not always produce desirable diagrams. My research aims to develop novel algorithms to automatically draw readable diagrams that facilitate data analysis. It includes software, theory, and studies demonstrating how such diagrams aid probabilistic judgment.

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Bibtex Record

author = {Luana Micallef},
title = {{V}isualizations with {V}enn and {E}uler {D}iagrams},
month = {October},
year = {2012},
pages = {},
keywords = {Euler diagrams, Venn diagrams, diagram layout, area-proportional, force-directed, information visualization, visualization methodology and software},
note = {},
doi = {},
url = {},
    publication_type = {inproceedings},
    submission_id = {26296_1343676216},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, PhD Forum},
    address = {Baltimore, MD},

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