### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2011 |

Place of Publication | New York, USA |

Pages | 209-212 |

Number of pages | 4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1 Jan 2011 |

Event | IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2011 - Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 18-22 September, 2011 Duration: 18 Sep 2011 → … |

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Conference | IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2011 |
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Period | 18/09/11 → … |

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### Keywords

- Euler diagram drawing problem
- automated Euler diagram drawing
- circles
- curves
- ellipses
- geometric shapes
- information visualization
- visual languages

### Cite this

*IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2011*(pp. 209-212). New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.1109/VLHCC.2011.6070401

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*IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2011.*New York, USA, pp. 209-212, IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2011, 18/09/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/VLHCC.2011.6070401

**Drawing Euler diagrams with circles and ellipses.** / Stapleton, Gem; Rodgers, Peter.

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TY - GEN

T1 - Drawing Euler diagrams with circles and ellipses

AU - Stapleton, Gem

AU - Rodgers, Peter

PY - 2011/1/1

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N2 - The use of Euler diagrams as a basis for visual languages is commonplace and they are often used for visualizing information. The ability to automatically draw these diagrams is, therefore, likely to be of widespread practical use. The Euler diagram drawing problem is recognized as challenging, but the potential pay-off from the derivation of a comprehensive solution, that produces usable and effective diagrams, is significant. Previous research on automated Euler diagram drawing has used various different approaches, each of which had their own problems, including: (a) failure to draw a diagram in all cases, (b) poor diagram layout, and (c) inability to ensure that certain wellformedness properties of the drawn diagrams hold. In this paper, we present a novel approach to Euler diagram drawing that draws diagrams with circles, ellipses and curves in general. This new approach will draw a diagram in all cases, avoiding bad layout where possible (by the use of `nice' geometric shapes) and can enforce wellformedness properties as chosen by the user.

AB - The use of Euler diagrams as a basis for visual languages is commonplace and they are often used for visualizing information. The ability to automatically draw these diagrams is, therefore, likely to be of widespread practical use. The Euler diagram drawing problem is recognized as challenging, but the potential pay-off from the derivation of a comprehensive solution, that produces usable and effective diagrams, is significant. Previous research on automated Euler diagram drawing has used various different approaches, each of which had their own problems, including: (a) failure to draw a diagram in all cases, (b) poor diagram layout, and (c) inability to ensure that certain wellformedness properties of the drawn diagrams hold. In this paper, we present a novel approach to Euler diagram drawing that draws diagrams with circles, ellipses and curves in general. This new approach will draw a diagram in all cases, avoiding bad layout where possible (by the use of `nice' geometric shapes) and can enforce wellformedness properties as chosen by the user.

KW - Euler diagram drawing problem

KW - automated Euler diagram drawing

KW - circles

KW - curves

KW - ellipses

KW - geometric shapes

KW - information visualization

KW - visual languages

U2 - 10.1109/VLHCC.2011.6070401

DO - 10.1109/VLHCC.2011.6070401

M3 - Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

SN - 9781457712463

SP - 209

EP - 212

BT - IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2011

CY - New York, USA

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