Facilitating the Handling of Documents through Tree-Map Visualization

Elis Hernandes, Erika Hohn, José Carlos Maldonado, Sandra Fabbri

Abstract

Applying visualization to manipulate a large volume of data constitutes a current demand of professionals and researchers. Visualization stimulates human perception and increases the understanding capacity. In literature, there are many studies on the use of visualization in different areas, as well as tools that make its use feasible. Aiming to facilitate user’s comprehension, the objective of this paper is to explore, in the tree-map visualization, the combined use of the following functions: search, edit, data regrouping and hyperlink. This proposal was derived from two real problems: 1) to standardize a great volume of educational assessment questionnaires that could not be processed automatically; and 2) to analyze the dependencies among the TMMi (Test Maturity Model Integration) process areas, having simultaneous access to the text of all the ones related to a specific issue. The functions were implemented in the SeEd-Visual tool (Search and Edition based on Visualization), and organized in a process that aims to enhance user’s comprehension through a visual metaphor. The process and the tool were applied to the real problems and allowed their solution. The use of visualization enabled the solution of the real problems since it would be hard if done manually.

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Hernandes E., Hohn E., Maldonado J. and Fabbri S. (2012). Facilitating the Handling of Documents through Tree-Map Visualization . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-11-2, pages 98-104. DOI: 10.5220/0004003300980104


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@conference{iceis12,
author={Elis Hernandes and Erika Hohn and José Carlos Maldonado and Sandra Fabbri},
title={Facilitating the Handling of Documents through Tree-Map Visualization},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2012},
pages={98-104},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004003300980104},
isbn={978-989-8565-11-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Facilitating the Handling of Documents through Tree-Map Visualization
SN - 978-989-8565-11-2
AU - Hernandes E.
AU - Hohn E.
AU - Maldonado J.
AU - Fabbri S.
PY - 2012
SP - 98
EP - 104
DO - 10.5220/0004003300980104