The paper “Semantic Blossom Graph: A new Approach for Visual Graph Exploration” by Manuela Rauch, Ralph Wozelka, Eduardo Veas and Vedran Sabol (Know-Center) was accepted by the 18th Information Visualisation Society Conference in Paris.

The evaluation of this paper will show the extent to which the graph visualization is suitable for analyzing individual nodes and their relationships and which interaction possibilities can help users while exploring the graph and which ones not.

Since nodes in the graph often have many connections to other nodes, it is difficult to represent them and at the same time to analyze the nodes and links. To that end, the team of knowledge visualization at Know-Center considered an approach that provided users only the most important information when required, facilitating the analysis.