Calliope-Net: Automatic Generation of Graph Data Facts via Annotated Node-link Diagrams
Qing Chen, Nan Chen, Wei Shuai, Guande Wu, Zhe Xu, Hanghang Tong, Nan Cao
2023-10-25T04:45:00ZGMT-0600Change your timezone on the schedule page
Graph Data, Application Motivated Visualization, Automatic Visualization, Narrative Visualization, Authoring Tools
Graph or network data are widely studied in both data mining and visualization communities to review the relationship among different entities and groups. The data facts derived from graph visual analysis are important to help understand the social structures of complex data, especially for data journalism. However, it is challenging for data journalists to discover graph data facts and manually organize correlated facts around a meaningful topic due to the complexity of graph data and the difficulty to interpret graph narratives. Therefore, we present an automatic graph facts generation system, Calliope-Net, which consists of a fact discovery module, a fact organization module, and a visualization module. It creates annotated node-link diagrams with facts automatically discovered and organized from network data. A novel layout algorithm is designed to present meaningful and visually appealing annotated graphs. We evaluate the proposed system with two case studies and an in-lab user study. The results show that Calliope-Net can benefit users in discovering and understanding graph data facts with visually pleasing annotated visualizations.