Temporal Visualization of Sets and their Relationships using Time-Sets

Masood Masoodian, Laura Koivunen

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Visual representation of sets and their relationships is valuable in many application areas. There are numerous categories of set visualizations, each with their own particular representation of sets using areas, lines, matrices, etc. All these existing visualizations, however, represent sets statically in time, without much consideration for comparisons of set cardinalities and relationships across time. In this paper, we describe a new visualization, called time-sets, which has been designed to support temporal comparisons of set cardinalities and their relationships. We also present a comparative case study of articles published by several online news sources over a period of time, to demonstrate the application of time-sets in this novel area using a prototype visualization tool we have developed for this specific purpose.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Visualization: Biomedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments & Geometric Modelling and Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Information Visualisation
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-7202-0
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference Information Visualisation - Salerno, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 201813 Jul 2018
Conference number: 22

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)2375-0138


ConferenceInternational Conference Information Visualisation
Internet address


  • Set visualization
  • temporal set visualization
  • set relationships
  • set size
  • linear diagrams
  • time-sets
  • visual design


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