Making many-to-many parallel coordinate plots scalable by asymmetric biclustering

Hsiang Yun Wu, Yusuke Niibe, Kazuho Watanabe, Shigeo Takahashi, Makoto Uemura, Issei Fujishiro

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Datasets obtained through recently advanced measurement techniques tend to possess a large number of dimensions. This leads to explosively increasing computation costs for analyzing such datasets, thus making formulation and verification of scientific hypotheses very difficult. Therefore, an efficient approach to identifying feature subspaces of target datasets, that is, the subspaces of dimension variables or subsets of the data samples, is required to describe the essence hidden in the original dataset. This paper proposes a visual data mining framework for supporting semiautomatic data analysis that builds upon asymmetric biclustering to explore highly correlated feature subspaces. For this purpose, a variant of parallel coordinate plots, many-to-many parallel coordinate plots, is extended to visually assist appropriate selections of feature subspaces as well as to avoid intrinsic visual clutter. In this framework, biclustering is applied to dimension variables and data samples of the dataset simultaneously and asymmetrically. A set of variable axes are projected to a single composite axis while data samples between two consecutive variable axes are bundled using polygonal strips. This makes the visualization method scalable and enables it to play a key role in the framework. The effectiveness of the proposed framework has been empirically proven, and it is remarkably useful for many-to-many parallel coordinate plots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2017 - Proceedings
EditorsYingcai Wu, Daniel Weiskopf, Tim Dwyer
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509057382
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept 11
Event10th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2017 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2017 Apr 182017 Apr 21

Publication series

NameIEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium
ISSN (Print)2165-8765
ISSN (Electronic)2165-8773


Other10th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2017
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software


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