Visual unrolling of network evolution and the analysis of dynamic discourse

U. Brandes, Steven Corman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

35 Scopus citations


A new method for visualizing the class of incrementally evolving networks is presented. In addition to the intermediate states of the network it conveys the nature of the change between them by unrolling the dynamics of the network. Each modification is shown in a separate layer of a three-dimensional representation, where the stack of layers corresponds to a time line of the evolution. We focus on discourse networks as the driving application, but our method extends to any type of network evolving in similar ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2002, INFOVIS 2002
EditorsKeith Andrews, Pak Chung Wong
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)076951751X
StatePublished - 2002
EventIEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, INFOVIS 2002 - Boston, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2002Oct 29 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, INFO VIS
ISSN (Print)1522-404X


OtherIEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, INFOVIS 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Animation
  • Application software
  • Computer networks
  • Data visualization
  • Engineering drawings
  • Humans
  • Information science
  • Social network services
  • Software engineering
  • Text analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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