TitleEmVis -- A visual e-mail analysis tool (In Proceedings)
inWorkshop on New Paradigms in Information Visualization and Manipulation (NPIV '97)
Author(s) Bjoern Heckel, Bernd Hamann
Editor(s) David S. Ebert, C. K. Nicholas
Keyword(s)Analysis Methods, analysis of contents of particular domains. Domain Specific Designs; Information retrieval. User-Interface Design Issues: visual output strategies, graphic representations.
Year 1997
PublisherACM Press
AddressNew York
Abstract EmVis is an information visualization tool for the analysis of e-mail exchange among people in an organizaiton. A company-specific organizational hierarchy is used to provide the basic layout for a graph-based visualization of e-mail exchange. Various parameters are mapped to the nodes and edges in this graph: rank within the company, frequency/amount of e-mail exchange between subjects, possibly information content. The system we describe also supports more general graph-based visualizations not necessarily based on a company's hierarchy; it is possible to use EmVis for queries regarding any group of employees and the e-mail exchange among them. We employ geralizations of traditional information visualization concepts, such as cone tree and hyperbolic space representations