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Wir wechseln im Wintersemester 2021/22 an die Universität Bamberg. Ab 15. Oktober 2021 übernimmt Fabian Beck den dortigen Lehrstuhl für Informationsvisualisierung.

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Label Placement for Outliers in Scatterplots

Art der Publikation: Beitrag in Sammelwerk

Label Placement for Outliers in Scatterplots

Mumtaz, Haris; van Garderen, Mereke; Beck, Fabian; Weiskopf, Daniel
Titel des Sammelbands:
EuroVis 2019 - Short Papers
The Eurographics Association
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Label Placement for Outliers in Scatterplots (3.36 MB)
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In many application scenarios, outliers can be associated with specific importance for various reasons. In such cases, labeling outliers is important to connect them to the actual semantics of the respective entity. In this paper, we present a cost-based greedy approach that places labels with outliers within scatterplots. The approach uses a search strategy to find the position that represents the least cost to place labels. Our approach can also produce different labeling outcomes by adjusting the weights of the criteria of the cost function. We demonstrate our approach with scatterplots produced from object-oriented software metrics, where outliers often relate to bad smells in the software.