TitleObVis: A Generic Framework for Information Visualization (In Book)
inWorkshop on New Paradigms in Information Visualization and Manipulation (NPIV'98)
Author(s) Bjoern Heckel, Bernd Hamann
Editor(s) David S. Ebert, C.D. Shaw
Keyword(s)Information Visualization, Visual Data Exploration, and Visualization Systems.
Year 1998
PublisherACM Press
AddressNew York, New York
Abstract We present a platform independent, generic and extensible framework for information visualization called ObVis. It allows reusing and customizing existing components (e.g., layout algorithms), supports a variety of data sources (e.g., data base system, files and Web documents) and allows integrating external applications and services. It is decomposed in five different component hierarchies. Recombining and adding components and utilizing the framework enables a rapid development of visual-based applications and visualization tools.