Exploring Structural Properties of Web Graphs through 3D Visualization

Zhiming Chen, András Faragó, Kang Zhang


The link structure of the World Wide Web is generally reckoned as a Web graph. Understanding the structure of the Web graph is crucial to effective modeling of the Web. One approach that facilitates this understanding is to provide sophisticated visualization tools for users to intuitively view the Web structure. Many structural properties of a graph can be revealed by visualization so that direct comparison between different Web graph models and real Web graph samples become possible. Our approach visualizes Web graphs in microscopic and macroscopic levels in a three dimensional space and also uses a structural mining method to specify isolated cliques or other meaningful structures in Web graphs which provides an innovative perspective in visualization of large graphs.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Chen Z., Faragó A. and Zhang K. (2012). Exploring Structural Properties of Web Graphs through 3D Visualization . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-11-2, pages 233-238. DOI: 10.5220/0003979502330238

in Bibtex Style

author={Zhiming Chen and András Faragó and Kang Zhang},
title={Exploring Structural Properties of Web Graphs through 3D Visualization},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Exploring Structural Properties of Web Graphs through 3D Visualization
SN - 978-989-8565-11-2
AU - Chen Z.
AU - Faragó A.
AU - Zhang K.
PY - 2012
SP - 233
EP - 238
DO - 10.5220/0003979502330238