Common graph visualizations tend to produce edge crossings and overlaps when used to display resource collections that are highly interrelated via shared properties. With ChainGraph we present a new approach that visualizes resources and their shared properties in chains to prevent dense graphs and to better support the exploration of relationships.



End user oriented distributed requirements engineering for evolutionary development processes


Jürgen Ziegler

Full Professor


ChainGraph: A New Approach to Visualize Shared Properties in Resource Collections

Heim, P., & Lohmann, S. (2009). In K. Tochtermann & H. Maurer (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies (I-KNOW 09). Graz: J.UCS.

Exploring Relationships between Annotated Images with the ChainGraph Visualization

Lohmann, S., Heim, P., Tetzlaff, L., Ertl, T., & Ziegler, J. (2009). In T.-S. Chua, Y. Kompatsiaris, B. Mérialdo, W. Haas, G. Thallinger, & W. Bailer (Eds.), Semantic Multimedia - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.